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The Supreme Court addresses several aspects of the criminal liability of legal persons

16 March 2016

More than 5 years after the entry into force of Organic Act 5/2010, of 22 June, which introduced the criminal liability of legal persons into the Spanish legal system, on 29 February last, the Supreme Court sitting in plenary session addressed significant aspects of the criminal liability of legal persons for the first time, in a decision –Judgment no. 154/2016 (the "Judgment")— which found three companies guilty of participating in public health offences, thus confirming the National Court Judgment, except in relation to the dissolution order imposed on one of them.

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