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Australia considers introducing Deferred Prosecution Agreements

4 July 2016

In March this year, the Australian Government released a public consultation paper on whether Australia should introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), agreements usually between prosecutors and corporate defendants in which prosecution for alleged offences of economic crime is deferred provided the corporation fulfils agreed conditions. This note looks at the possible changes being considered in light of the US and UK experience. 

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