Norton Ruse Fulbright contributed to an article published in IFLR magazine in February 2019.

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Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) have been a mainstay of recent initiatives to deter corporate offending and change companies’ behaviour in the UK. However, the recent acquittal of three former members of Tesco senior management has raised questions as to the process of DPAs, both for companies that may be party to a DPA, and for the individuals who are subject to allegations of criminal conduct. Here Norton Rose Fulbright partner Neil O’May, who represented one of the individuals, reflects on the lessons learned from the case.