Deferred Prosecution Agreements — A New Tool For The UK

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 1:21 PM EST) -- February 2014 marks an important landmark in the U.K. authorities’ ongoing efforts to fight corporate crime, international corruption and bribery. On Feb. 24, 2014, a new Part 12 of the Criminal Procedure Rules will come into force and the deferred prosecution agreement will become available as an additional tool to assist U.K. prosecutors in tackling a wide range of corporate criminal offenses.

The basic features of the new DPA regime are set out in our outline below. Further details on practical implementation are expected when the...
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