UK SFO Publishes DPA Guidance: comparing and contrasting the approach of the U.S. DOJ to DPAs

The United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently published comprehensive guidance on Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs). Lisa Osofsky, Director of the SFO, stated, “Over the past six years, we at SFO have been developing our approach to negotiating and entering into DPAs, and in turn, establishing best practice.” The publication is an effort to provide transparency on what SFO expects from companies cooperating with the Office. Osofsky added, “DPAs are a valuable tool in the fight against serious fraud, bribery and corruption, capable of not only punishing corporates for criminality but also making sure the company rehabilitates and becomes a better corporate citizen. This helps us foster a business environment where everyone plays by the rules, which can only benefit UK Plc.”

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