A brave new world – key factors in agreeing a UK DPA and insight into global settlements

Publication December 2015


Introduction

On Monday 30 November 2015, the first UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and ICBC Standard Bank (Standard Bank) was approved by the Court, signalling a landmark development in the prosecution of UK companies (please see our briefing).

This briefing analyses the guidance contained in the judgment in SFO v Standard Bank plc. as to the key factors a court will consider in determining whether a DPA is appropriate. It also examines the factors which influence the main terms of the DPA.

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