Ukraine introduces criminal liability of businesses
On 1 September 2014, criminal liability of legal entities will be introduced in Ukraine. The president of Ukraine signed a relevant law, under which amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine come into effect.
Criminal liability arises if an authorised person (such as a director or other persons entitled to act on behalf of a legal entity) commits any of the following offences on behalf of and for the benefit of a legal entity: legalisation (laundering) of the proceeds of crime; use of funds resulting from illicit traffic of drugs, psychotropic substances, precursors, toxic or potent substances or toxic or potent medicines; bribing of the officials of other legal entities or persons engaged in professional public services, such as auditors, appraisers, notaries or arbitrators; or offering or giving undue advantage to an official, or undue influence…
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