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 […]

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide.

The recent outbreak of serious disorder in Hong Kong has given way to an uneasy calm. Following an ostensibly bizarre decision by local police to withdraw and allow hundreds of protestors to occupy and then vandalise the Legislative Council (LegCo), the building has been sealed off as forensics teams gather evidence, including fingerprints on discarded […]

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, […]