Getting the Deal Through: Government Investigations 2022

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Getting the Deal Through: Government Investigations 2022

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Australia; Greece; India; Italy; Japan; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom - England & Wales; USA


The set of questions relating to the topic of Government Investigations and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. What government agencies are principally responsible for the enforcement of civil and criminal laws and regulations applicable to businesses?

  2. What is the scope of each agency’s enforcement authority? Can the agencies pursue actions against corporate employees as well as the company itself? Do they typically do this?

  3. Can multiple government entities simultaneously investigate the same target business? Must they coordinate their investigations? May they share information obtained from the target and on what terms?

  4. In what fora can civil charges be brought? In what fora can criminal charges be brought?

  5. Is there a legal concept of corporate criminal liability? How does the government prove that a corporation is criminally liable for the acts of its officers, directors or employees?

  6. Must the government evaluate any particular factors in deciding whether to bring criminal charges against a corporation?

  7. What requirements must be met before a government entity can commence a civil or criminal investigation?

  8. What events commonly trigger a government investigation? Do different enforcement entities have different triggering events?

  9. What protections are whistle-blowers entitled to?

  10. At what stage

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