Criminal liability of companies and corporate officers is a long-running issue for our clients; it can potentially affect a company’s reputation and, therefore, its business.
Some legal systems provide for cumulative liability, as is the case in France. Others only provide for specific cases in which corporate officers can incur personal liability.
Many of our clients accept management positions in companies abroad without necessarily being aware of the consequences of those positions.
In this context, we would like to share our experience and compare our legal and legislative systems to set up a map of criminal law risks and practices that can be shared between contributors and, ultimately, with our clients.
This sharing of experience will enable contributors to acquire a transnational vision of criminal law rules, based on a benchmark that we will set up. It is indeed an advantage for legal practitioners to have a comparative view of law, both theoretically and in practice, when advising their clients –for whom transnational issues are an increasing concern in their daily business and in almost all areas of law.
To launch this consultation, Baro Alto invite you to attend a virtual session on March 1, 2022, 16:00 GMT entitled “Criminal liability of companies versus criminal liability of corporate officers: what are the safest places around the world for your clients to operate?”