Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Mark Sutton1
Mark Sutton
Karen Boto
Karen Boto

On January 17, 2017, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office announced that it had entered into a significant Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce PLC following its approval by Sir Brian Leveson. The agreement followed an extensive investigation of alleged bribery involving the company’s operations in a number of different countries. The full text of the deferred prosecution agreement can be found here.  In the following guest post, Mark Sutton and Karen Boto of the Clyde & Co law firm take a look at the agreement and examine the agreement’s D&O insurance implications. I would like to thank Mark and Karen for their willingness to publish their article on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this site’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Mark and Karen’s guest post.
Continue Reading Guest Post: D&O Insurance Implications as Deferred Prosecution Agreements Take Off in the U.K.

francis kean
Francis Kean

Deferred prosecution agreements have long been a part of the U.S. criminal enforcement environment, but they are relatively new in the United Kingdom. In addition, as the U.K. has begun to adopt the use of deferred prosecution agreements, it has adopted the agreements to its own system and legal requirements. In the following guest post, Francis Kean of Willis Towers Watson takes a look at a recent U.K. deferred prosecution agreement, relating to bribery allegations involving a U.K.-based subsidiary of a U.S. company. Francis notes a number of interesting features of the agreement and discusses its implications. Francis’s article previously appeared on the Willis Towers Watson Wire blog (here). I would like to thank Francis for his willingness to publish his article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Francis’s article.
Continue Reading Guest Post: U.S. Parent Company Enters U.K.-Style Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Bribery