Bryan Cave has made compliance one of its key specialties for more than 30 years. The Compliance Team in Bryan Cave’s Paris office is composed of Partner Constantin Achillas, Senior Associate Cécile Terret and Counsel David Père, who joined the firm in September 2017. Today, the Bryan Cave office offers companies complete support for investigations, compliance audits and the implementation of compliance programs under Sapin II.
As mentioned by Achillas on Jan. 29 in Le Monde du Droit, “The Bryan Cave Office benefits from a strong expertise in white collar defense & compliance investigations in the US. In the US it is known as the FCPA, while in the UK it is referred as the UK Bribery Act, making this practice very well organized. We had to do the same, here in Paris.”
Père also added, “We are witnessing a change in paradigm. Hence, companies are beginning to understand that white collar crimes’ cases could jeopardize their business (new non-prosecution agreements, criminal seizures, impacts on the company’s reputation). CEOs are becoming aware of the necessity to comply with the regulations.”
Today, the law firm advises several companies in the framework of real-life police experimentations of police custody situations to top managers, including eight members of the Executive Committee of a large distribution firm. Click here to see the full article.