Ilias G Anagnostopoulos has appeared as lead counsel in the most significant criminal law cases in Greece during the past 25 years and is an associate professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the School of Law, National University of Athens. He has extensive experience in most types of business crime, financial fraud, European criminal law, tax and customs fraud, medical malpractice, product criminal liability, environmental liability, compliance, money laundering, corruption practices, anticompetitive practices and cartel offences, anti-terrorism, extradition and mutual assistance. His many publications in Greek, English and German deal with matters of Hellenic, European and international criminal law, business and financial crimes, reform of criminal procedure and human rights.
Ilias is chairman of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association, a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (chair, 2007–2013), a member of the Criminal Law Experts Commission (Ministry of Justice) and a member of FraudNet – Commercial Crime Services of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.
Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees?
The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.