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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Insights

Another milestone in the fight against corruption in Europe

The European landscape has significantly changed in recent years and we have witnessed an extraordinary transformation of the local and European legal panorama.

In July, Giuseppe Busia, Head of the Anti-Corruption Authority of Italy (ANAC) and Charles Duchaine, Head of the Anti-Corruption Authority of France (AFA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "Protocol") aimed at ensuring a fruitful exchange of information and best practices between the two Authorities.

Memorandum of understanding between ANAC and AFA

The European landscape has significantly changed in the last years and we have witnessed an extraordinary transformation of the local and European legal panorama with, on the one hand, the introduction of specific tools and, on the other, the establishment and recent functioning of the European Public Prosecutor's Office ("EPPO"), which all point at strengthening the cooperation across European Member States in criminal investigations.

The Protocol signed by Italy and France is part of this transformation and is viewed as a further milestone to the path of cooperation and collaboration in Europe.

Read our full briefing to find out more.