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Relevant Laws

  • French Criminal Code (FCC)
    • Active corruption and trafficking in influence committed by a private individual (Articles 433-1 and 433-2 FCC, respectively);
    • Active corruption and trafficking in influence of a foreign public official (Articles 435-3 and 435-4 FCC, respectively);
    • Corrupt acts involving a member of a foreign judicial institution (Article 435-9 FCC);
    • Active and passive private corruption (Articles 445-1 and 445-2 FCC, respectively);
    • Active and passive corruption relating to sports (Articles 445-1 and 445-2 FCC, respectively);
    • Active corruption and active trafficking in influence of a member of a judicial institution (Article 434-9 FCC); and
    • General money laundering offence (Article 324-1 FCC).
  • Law No. 2016-1691 of 9 December 2016 (Sapin II Law) (La loi relative à la transparence, à la lutte contre la corruption et à la modernisation de la vie économique) :

Enforcement Authorities

  • National Financial Prosecutor (Parquet National Financier)
  • French Anticorruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption) (AFA)
  • Central Office for the Fight against Corruption, Financial and Fiscal Offenses (Office central de lutte contre la corruption et les infractions financières et fiscales) (OCLCIFF)

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