Skip to content


Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Posts Tagged: Sapin II

At Large: Do we like compliance officers yet?

A person with good manners might put it this way: On the topic of compliance officers, opinion is still divided. Others might just say that compliance officers are tolerated but never really liked, and for good reasons.… Continue Reading

How Sonepar escaped punishment in the first Sapin II case

On July 4, the French Anticorruption Agency’s (AFA) Sanctions Committee rendered its first decision, dismissing all claims raised by the AFA and ruling that at the date of the hearing, the defendant company had implemented a system of detection and prevention of corruption which complied with the obligations imposed by Article 17 of Sapin II.… Continue Reading

Michel Sapin: Sapin II retakes French sovereignty

Michel SapinFormer French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and four other panelists convened last week at the Panthéon-Assas University’s historical Place du Panthéon campus in Paris to discuss the application of the Sapin II law that came into effect in December 2016.… Continue Reading

Xavier Oustalniol: Will France expand the scope and reach of its anti-corruption agency?

The Special Investigative Commission of the National Assembly has released a report on the conditions surrounding foreign investments in French companies of strategic importance.

While the report discusses French industrial policy in the context of globalization more broadly, it also provides insight into how the French government may strengthen the Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA) and its ability to cooperate with foreign regulators on investigations involving corruption.Continue Reading