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Campaigners warn Serious Fraud Office against use of 'controversial' deferred prosecution agreements

The use of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) on companies in the UK that have admitted to fraud or corruption offences should be limited to those cases in which there is a "very strong, public interest argument" against prosecution, according to three... 26 Jun 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Changes to EU debarment rules from February 2015

    The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.

  • 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....