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The emerging role of judicial approval and the absence of findings of fact in DPAs (SFO v Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd)

Published on: 21 July 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The emerging role of judicial approval and the absence of findings of fact in DPAs (SFO v Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd)
  • What was the background to the approval of the DPA?
  • What was the conduct covered?
  • What are the key terms of this DPA and can any parallels or distinctions to previous DPAs be drawn?
  • What aspects of this DPA do you consider to be noteworthy?
  • What practical lessons can be learned from this DPA, including what it tells us about the types of cases the SFO is likely to consider for a DPA?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: On 1 July 2021, court approval was given to a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Amec Foster Wheeler Ltd. Quinton Newcomb, founder and managing partner of commercial crime and investigations practice, FOUR Law & Investigations Ltd, analyses the practical lessons of the judge’s decision, and what this reveals about the types of cases the SFO are likely to consider for DPAs in the future. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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