What US-French Securities Oversight Efforts Mean For Cos.

By Stéphane Bonifassi, Pauline Hoerner and Timothy Belevetz (May 20, 2021, 4:21 PM EDT) -- International cooperation between securities regulators in the U.S. and France is strengthening, a new report shows; a significant potential development given past frictions between U.S. and French regulators and enforcement when the targets involved French companies.

The report shows that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requests information from the Autorité des Marches Financiers more frequently, and the requests involve an expanding number of areas.

The investigations target bribery, insider trading and other stock market-related offenses. The requests concern either French companies or information held by French individuals or entities.

According to the recently published 2020 AMF annual report,[1] international cases...

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