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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Corporate Criminal Liability

26 April 2016

This survey of corporate criminal liability seeks, on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, to answer some common questions on a subject which features with increasing regularity on boards’ and prosecutors’ agendas.

The survey looks at whether there is a concept of corporate criminal liability in a number of different jurisdictions. We consider the underlying principles of such liability, the relationship with individual officers’ liability, whether there are any specific defences, or mitigating factors, and the type and level of penalties.

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