Assessment of France by the OECD Working Group On International Bribery Likely to Result in Increased Repression

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France is currently the focus of an assessment by the OECD Working Group on Bribery to determine whether its preventive and repressive measures implemented to fight against international bribery and corruption are satisfactory and effective in light of the OECD’s recommendations.

The French Ministry of Justice has recently insisted on the paucity of judgments handed down by French courts penalizing acts of international corruption to encourage representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s office to step up repression, including by seeking corporate criminal liability and applying for additional sentences such as the confiscation of the proceeds of corruption.

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