The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s Enforcement Committee issues its first decision: First lessons learned…

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s Enforcement Committee issues its first decision: First lessons learned…

On 4 July 2019, the French Anti-Corruption Agency’s (the AFA) Enforcement Committee (the Enforcement Committee) issued its first and much-awaited decision since its creation by the so-called “Sapin II” Law in France (the Decision)[1]. The Enforcement Committee found that none of the alleged five breaches of the anti-corruption requirements set out in Article 17 of […]

Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing - should we comply or not?

Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing – should we comply or not?

Created by the so-called “Sapin II” Law of 9 December 2016 (the Law), the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the AFA) is at the heart of the new French anti-corruption framework Not only is it in charge of (i) monitoring compliance with the eight anti-corruption measures set out in Article 17 of the Law, […]

Diversity and the Magic Circle: room at the top?

There are some words that law firms love to use when describing what they do. Deploying a well-thumbed lexicon, albeit with a somewhat limited vocabulary, legal marketing teams invariably turn to: innovation, technology, service, expertise, experience, complexity, team, client, challenges, culture, global, international, cross-border, seamless, bespoke, relationships, tools, solutions. And so on.