international regulatory enforcement

Sacré Bleu! France Sends a Message in the Fight Against Foreign Bribery

July 07, 2020

By Nicola Bonucci, Peter Axelrod , Nathaniel Edmonds & Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi

On June 2, 2020, French Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet issued a « circulaire » (hereafter, the “Circular”) on “criminal policy related to international bribery,” which provides guidance to French prosecutors on the priority of enforcing France’s anti-corruption laws. The Circular reflects another significant French development in the corruption enforcement landscape and sends two important messages to French and foreign companies.