How Foreign Companies Can Protect Themselves Against Criminal Liability in Italy

In an April 2020 decision, the Italian Court of Cassation ruled that companies can be held liable for crimes committed by their managers and employees if they do business in Italy, even if they are based outside of Italy and do not have offices there. In a guest article, Roberto Cursano, a partner at Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie, comments on this recent decision and explains how companies can set up a compliance model in line with the mandatory requirements of Italian law to protect against criminal liability. See “Regional Risk Spotlight: Baker & McKenzie Lawyers Discuss Italy’s Corruption Risks and Unique Compliance Model” (Apr. 20, 2016).

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