Europe: A matter of principle

Author: | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Corporate criminal regimes are spreading throughout Europe. The idea that companies can be held criminally liable for actions which, the law deems, are made on their behalf was once a particularity of US law.

But over the last few years, prosecutors and legislators across the continent are jumping on the ideological bandwagon.

To a certain extent, this is a case of bowing to public pressure....