Are deferred prosecution agreements the future of dealing with errant companies?

The Edge Singapore asked Thio Shen Yi for his insight. “DPAs and tougher laws are not mutually exclusive,” he shared. “They give both the prosecution and defence counsel more options. DPAs can be a useful tool in enhancing good corporate citizenship. The company in question has an opportunity to pay a financial penance, as well as be a market example of implementing good corporate safeguards and practices. In the long term, we want to encourage good corporate behaviour. And DPAs by their nature are able to incorporate diverse sentencing aims in one package: punishment, rehabilitation and deterrence.” Read more at The Edge Singapore.

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