As corporations continue to face heightened scrutiny around the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and U.K. Bribery Act (the "Bribery Act"), other countries are beginning to jump on the anti-corruption bandwagon. France is the latest nation to join the fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

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One of the most notable changes is the creation of a national regulatory body to prevent and detect corruption – the Agence Francaise Anti-corruption (AFA), a 70-person agency, reporting to both the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance. Another potential significant development is the introduction of a French-style deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”).

StoneTurn’s Xavier Oustalniol and Jonny Frank offer five ways external and internal counsel and compliance and regulatory officers can prepare for the implications of the new French statute.

Read our post on the FCPA Blog.

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About the Authors

Xavier Oustalniol

Xavier Oustalniol

Xavier Oustalniol is a Partner with StoneTurn in San Francisco. He focuses on complex forensic accounting issues, fraud investigations and prevention, and anti-corruption matters, and provides consulting services regarding damages […]

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Jonny Frank

Jonny Frank

Jonny Frank, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings nearly 40 years of public, private and education sector experience in forensic investigations, compliance and risk management. He joined StoneTurn in 2011 from […]

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