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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Would you really want one?

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Would you really want one?

Like the morning after the night before, now we have finally seen the UK's first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), we are all left with one question: Would you really want one?

On 30 November 2015, Sir Brian Leveson approved a DPA between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and ICBC Standard Bank (Standard Bank). It is the first DPA in the United Kingdom and in some quarters it is believed likely to be the first of many. Indeed, the SFO tell us that there are several other potential DPAs in the pipeline.

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