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First guidelines on CJIP

3 July 2019

The Convention judiciaire d'intérêt public ("CJIP") is the

French equivalent to the Deferred Prosecution Agreement

("DPA"), allowing prosecutors to enter into out of court

settlements with corporate entities in complex criminal cases.

It was introduced into law in December 2016, prompting a

procedural revolution for white-collar crime practitioners in

France. On 27 June 2019, financial crime enforcement

agency, the Parquet National Financier ("PNF"), and the

anticorruption regulator tasked with monitoring controlling

compliance programs, the Agence Française Anticorruption

("AFA"), jointly published their first guidelines on the CJIP (the


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