Regulators in France have recently strengthened the criminal penalties for companies and individuals found in violation of tax rules. Stepped up enforcement has included the partial removal of the budget minister's monopoly to prosecute tax evasion, creation of a new tax police and increased penalties. At the same time, regulators have granted alternative dispute resolution methods. Increasingly, it is essential to understand this evolving criminal tax area in order to manage risks. 

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will present a seminar March 21 on these legislative changes and associated risk. Speakers will include BCLP Counsel David Père and Cécile Terret, both noted criminal justice specialists, who will outline how to determine tax procedures with a penal stake; how to prepare a tax audit by mobilizing the right people; and how to organize a defense strategy appropriate in the context of a dual procedure (tax and judicial).

Père is a recognized practitioner in business criminal law with extensive experience in tax fraud and money laundering cases. He regularly assists companies and their managers before the specialized investigation services (BNRDF, SNDJ), as well as before the public prosecutor and financial investigating judges. He has defended several so-called "Falciani" cases.

Terret is a specialist in anti-corruption and business criminal law with significant experience in reviewing the anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programs of French companies and their foreign subsidiaries. She also has defended several cases involving tax fraud and international corruption.

This event will be held at the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner office in Paris, 78 avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75116, Paris. It is organized in conjunction with the law firm Menu Semeria Broc. Contact Caroline Esser(caroline.esser@bclplaw.com) for more information or to register.