The Company as Perpetrator - Compliance and M&A under the Planned Corporate Criminal Sanctions Code
Revista de Direito Comercial, 2019
40 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2019
Date Written: November 19, 2019
Germany law does not yet provide for a corporate criminal liability in general. For anti-trust law, similar corporate criminal provisions compared to those now planned in general do already exist. The level of fines will be much higher than in the past (up to 10% of worldwide group revenues) and violations must be prosecuted, there is no more discretion. The new law shall also provide for successor liability which in M&A transactions may cause the Buyer to be responsible in addition to the Target and the Seller. Indemnities and remedies against future losses as well as careful structuring of transactions is required.
Keywords: Corporate and Business Transactions
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