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10.10.2014

Article: The New Corporate Criminal Law In Germany

Jürgen Wessing reflects on the current white collar crime debate.

Sanctioning corporations is a never-ending theme.  Various names of large companies are afflicted with negative headlines caused by offences of their employees, which resulted in fines up to billions.

The white collar crime debate in Germany is actually dominated by a draft law, which concerns the introduction of a corporate criminal law.  Such a law would be a novelty for the German legal system, which, until now, only knows a factual, but not a codified corporate criminal law.  The following article will show the intention of the draft and its principal risks and opportunities.

The full article can be found here.


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