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Corruption: The French National Financial Prosecutor Signed His Fifth Judicial Public Interest Agreement

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A guest post today from Paris-based Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner attorneys Cécile Terret, David Père and Perrine Ader.

Recently, the French company Egis Avia, a subsidiary of the Egis group, agreed to pay a fine of €2.6 million to end the proceedings for corruption in connection with a contract to modernise the airport in Oran, Algeria. The fine was negotiated with the National Financial Prosecutor (the “NPF”) under a French legal instrument, namely the Convention Judiciaire d’Interêt Public (Judicial Public Interest Agreement; the “CJIP”).

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor – a week largely devoted to 2019 year in review posts.

This post highlights the origins of 2019 corporate enforcement actions.

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New Year’s Resolution – Elevate Your FCPA Knowledge And Practical Skills At The FCPA Institute

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If your professional wish list in 2020 includes elevating your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills, the FCPA Institute – Houston on March 26-27 provides an opportunity to do so.

The FCPA Institute is different than a typical FCPA conference.

At the FCPA Institute, information is presented in an integrated and cohesive manner by an expert instructor with FCPA practice and teaching experience. Moreover, the FCPA Institute promotes active learning by participants through issue-spotting videos, skills exercises, small-group discussions and the sharing of real-world practices and experiences.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As discussed here, after being under scrutiny for years, SNC-Lavalin Group (a Montreal-based engineering, procurement and construction services company) recently resolved a $280 million Corruption of Foreign Public Official’s Act (Canada’s version of the FCPA) enforcement action.

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Thank You For Reading FCPA Professor In 2019

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This is the 344th and final post of 2019.

Once again, 2019 was an active year in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space. Each enforcement action was summarized in-depth and in real-time on FCPA Professor and followed by an issues to consider post. FCPA Professor also covered enforcement agency speeches and policy developments and other related issues in a comprehensive and candid matter. All of this takes time, money, and substantial effort.

Yesterday, out-of-the-blue I received the following e-mail from the Chief Compliance Counsel of a major publicly-traded company.

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