First French DPAs for Corruption Offences Concluded

12 March 2018
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Key takeaways
  • The first two French DPAs for corruption offences to be concluded have allowed two sub-contractors to French state-owned utility EDF to settle charges of long-running corruption of an EDF procurement officer.
  • The financial penalties imposed illustrate a clear financial incentive to seek to enter into a French DPA for companies with exposure to corruption-related offences in France.
  • Nevertheless, the criteria to qualify for a French DPA remain obscure.