Compliance in France in 2022

Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2022

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The year 2021 and early 2022 proved eventful for compliance and white-collar crime in France, especially for anti-bribery and compliance activity. Agencies are continuing to build on Sapin II by incrementally defining anti-corruption standards and stepping up their enforcement efforts on both the administrative and judicial fronts.

Discussion points

  • Sapin II and its lasting impact on French anti-bribery law
  • Aggressive white-collar crime strategy and the success of CJIPs in enforcement actions
  • Court of Cassation cases on successor liability and criminal corporate liability
  • Reform of the blocking statute
  • Duty of Vigilance Law and proposed EU directive on sustainability due diligence

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in May 2022.

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