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SFO head makes the case for agency independence, but more efficient funding model needed, says expert

Merging the functions of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with those of the new National Crime Agency (NCA) in relation to economic crime would be "just not sensible" and could impact on investigations, the head of the SFO has warned. 27 Oct 2014

Delayed update of Scottish corporate bribery self-reporting guidance could signal "kilted DPAs" on way, says expert

Prosecutors in Scotland could finally be considering the introduction of a Scottish form of deferred prosecution agreement an expert has said, after guidance for companies looking to self-report was extended for a further year without a formal update. 27 Oct 2014

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  • How DPAs could affect D&O insurers

    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....