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French anti-corruption bill passed
Legislation that aims to curb corruption, protect whistle-blowers and introduce a new French deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), has been approved by French legislators.
The Sapin II bill creates a duty for presidents, managing directors, managers and economic board members to actively manage corruption risks for companies with a €100m+ turnover and at least 500 employees (or companies in a group meeting this requirement).
A national agency, charged with identifying and averting corruption, will be created; corruptly influencing a foreign public official will become an offence; and the ability of
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