Criminal liability and the politics of enforcement

JIBFL Front Cover Feb 2016 In this article, Eoin O’Shea, partner at Reed Smith looks at the UK debate on whether to reform criminal law in order to widen the liability of corporate bodies for a wide category of “economic crimes”. If implemented, companies would be vicariously liable if they failed to prevent such crimes by their agents, including directors, employees, subsidiaries and intermediaries, and the law would have far-reaching effects on business life.

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