The UK’s First Deferred Prosecution Agreement: Good News for the SFO But Worrying News for Tanzania and the Fight Against Corruption

The UK’s First Deferred Prosecution Agreement: Good News for the SFO But Worrying News for Tanzania and the Fight Against Corruption

The UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), approved by a senior judge on 30th November and
involving Standard Bank’s alleged failure to prevent its Tanzanian subsidiary and its executives from
paying bribes, has changed the UK’s legal landscape for fighting bribery and economic crime.

Corruption Watch UK has conducted an analysis of the DPA and has flagged concerns regarding its conception, execution and potential impact.

A full report of this analysis is available here

A brief summary of this analysis is available here