Deferred Prosecution Agreements Enter Into Force in The UK

April 2014
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Key takeaways:

  • From today, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) are available in the UK.
  • DPAs are available for corporates against whom there is some evidence that they are guilty of financial or economic offending and where it is not in the public interest to proceed with a full prosecution.
  • The DPA procedure provides for significant judicial oversight.