Author: Azizur Rahman 4 June 2021
An article by Rahman Ravelli assessing French and German approaches to corporate criminal liability has been published by France’s La Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po.
Germany remains one of the small number of European countries not to have implemented the concept of criminal liability for corporations.
Yet the country’s coalition government raised the issue in June 2020, when it introduced a draft bill proposing changes to Germany’s current stance regarding corporate liability. Once finalised, the bill will come into force within two years.
The article by Rahman Ravelli examines the most notable aspects of the German bill. It compares the system that is being proposed for Germany with the approach taken by countries such as France.
It also considers the criticisms that have been aimed at the bill and details the possible issues that legal professionals in Germany may face if it becomes law.
Rahman Ravelli's article featured in La Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po.
Aziz Rahman is Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli and its founder. His ability to coordinate national, international and multi-agency defences has led to success in some of the most significant corporate crime cases of this century and top rankings in international legal guides. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most capable legal experts regarding top-level, high-value commercial and financial disputes.