SFO’s Foreign New Bribery Fining Policy Is Perplexing

Global Investigations Review

12/11/2015

James M. Koukios

Investigations + White Collar Defense and FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption

In The News

James Koukios, former Senior Deputy Chief of the Department of Justice Criminal Division Fraud Section and partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement & White-Collar Defense Practice Group, commented on the UK Serious Fraud Office’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement and statements made by a senior SFO official regarding the need to consult with U.S. authorities in calculating foreign bribery penalties. Mr. Koukios noted that, despite criticism of those remarks, “the SFO has asserted its independence and effectiveness in enforcing anti-corruption laws” through this resolution.

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