The EPPO—A New Player in European White Collar Crime Enforcement

13 November 2019
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Key takeaways:
  • The European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be a potentially significant addition to the white collar enforcement landscape in the European Union.
  • Intended to become operational at the end of 2020, the EPPO will be an independent EU authority competent to investigate and prosecute offences such as fraud and corruption where they affect the EU’s financial interests.
  • In this first of a series of updates, Debevoise provides a high-level overview of the EPPO regime and its potential implications for corporates operating in the EU.