Paris Counsel David Père co-authored an article published April 25 by Les Echos Executives on the new risks for companies with regard to tax offenses. Recent regulation changes in France have strengthened the criminal sanctions of tax offenses. The extremely low threshold for the transmission of files to prosecutors in such cases increases the risk of penalization of large companies on particularly technical subjects. As there are not enough prosecutors to deal with this new flow of tax fraud cases, this upheaval will increase recourse to the transactional procedure. Père says it will now be necessary to look for a global agreement with the tax administration and the public prosecutor.