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Salomé Lemasson compares the approaches taken to corporate criminal liability by Germany and France

Author: Salomé Lemasson  4 June 2021

An article by Rahman Ravelli’s Salomé Lemasson 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 Salomé 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.

Salomé's article featured in La Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po.

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Salomé Lemasson

Of Counsel Head of EU Business Crime and Regulatory Practice Group

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Salomé works on Europe’s most challenging and significant white-collar and complex crime cross-border cases. She leads Rahman Ravelli’s EU Business Crime and Regulatory Practice Group, representing and advising companies and individuals in high-stakes investigations.

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