The Special Investigative Commission of the National Assembly has released a report on the conditions surrounding foreign investments in French companies of strategic importance. While the report discusses French industrial policy in the context of globalization more broadly, it also provides insight into how the French government may strengthen the Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA) and its ability to cooperate with foreign regulators on investigations involving corruption.

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The report presented a number of propositions and was based on many interviews, including one with the head of the AFA, Charles Duchaine, that suggest how to widen the scope of the AFA, strengthen anti-corruption provisions in Sapin II, and how the AFA intends to work with monitorships imposed by foreign regulators going forward.

Read the full article from Xavier Oustalniol on The FCPA Blog.

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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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