Corporate criminal liability: A comparative guide

Understanding global trends and the attitudes towards corporate criminal liability in different jurisdictions is key to managing corporate risk. For our fully revised and updated comparative guide to corporate criminal liability we examined the position of companies across 24 jurisdictions and assessed the risks they face in each.

We discovered a number of key themes and issues that arise for companies no matter where they are located.

  • While all the jurisdictions we surveyed have enforcement mechanisms in place by which companies may be held responsible for wrongdoing, criminal liability of companies is not uniformly recognised across jurisdictions.
  • It is not always necessary to convict an individual of a crime before the company can be held criminally liable.
  • Polices to prevent criminal wrongdoing by employees may mitigate against corporate liability, lead to a reduction in penalties for wrongdoing or even provide a full defence to unlawful activity.

Our guide will be of interest to businesses across the globe and particularly to those with international operations.

Access the full review here.