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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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Knocking on prison's door: Quasi criminal liability of corporations in the Slovak Republic

16 February 2011

After many years of political and academic debate, the Slovak Criminal Code
introduces a fundamentally new legal concept of quasi criminal liability
of corporations with effect from September 2010. Under the Slovak Criminal
Code protective measures may be imposed on corporations for offences
committed by an individual in close connection with the business
of the corporation. A key mantra in the government's explanation
of the introduction of the quasi criminal liability of corporations was the Slovak
Republic's obligations under international treaties and the need
for recognition and enforcement of foreign criminal law judgments.

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