Addressing the Apparent Asymmetry Between Corporate Criminal Enforcement Actions in the U.K. and the U.S.

Since the 2014 introduction of deferred prosecution agreements in the U.K., U.K. prosecutors have enjoyed a key additional corporate criminal enforcement tool which has brought the U.K. closer to the U.S. model. Yet nearly a decade on, there remains a perception of a continuing and marked asymmetry between the U.K. and U.S. systems when it comes to their use of available corporate criminal enforcement tools. In a guest article, Albert Stieglitz of Alston & Bird and Allison Clare KC of  Red Lion Chambers discuss the approaches in both regions and how to close the gap. See “Broadening Corporate Criminal Liability in England and Wales” (Jul. 21, 2021).

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