Tag Archives: DPA
Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International, has written to David Green at the SFO warning that DPAs, while a useful tool that TI supports must nevertheless be used properly, so as not to become a “soft option” for those guilty of corruption. TI is concerned that discounted DPA settlements will give that impression. The […]
Camilla de Silver of the SFO has spoken on prosecutors’ priorities. She started by noting the role of her audience in getting in place policies and procedures that would be adequate to provide a defence to an allegation of breach of s7 Bribery Act. She commented that, to date, SFO has not come across a […]
Alun Milford has spoken on SFO’s use of deferred prosecution agreements for dealing with “certain co-operative and reformed corporate offenders”. He noted that SFO has now secured 4 DPAs, of which 3 have been published. He drew a number of conclusions from the experience to date: that a DPA is not a rubber stamping exercise […]
A new commencement order under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 brings into force the new powers on financial penalties for breach of financial sanctions, from 1 April. Part 8 of the Act: sets the maximum imprisonment term for breach of sanctions at 7 years, and confirms the maximum imprisonment term for related offences; allows Treasury […]
We have written an article about the Rolls Royce DPA in relation to bribery and corruption issues spanning many years and many jurisdictions.
SFO has announced it has entered into a a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce, following a 4 year investigation. The penalty is the highest yet in the UK against a company for criminal conduct, and the DPA was allowed on condition the company not only complies with its terms but also co-operates in future prosecutions […]
David Green has updated on SFO’s work, including speaking about the 2 DPAs now concluded. He said more are in the pipeline. He noted the speed with which the Standard Bank DPA was concluded as opposed to the Sweett Group prosecution. He noted that in the Standard Bank case there was an emphasis on the nature […]