Breakfast seminar on Corporate Crime, with Jennifer Arlen

19 of May, 08:30-09:30

The Centre on Law and Transformation and the Bergen Resource Centre for International Developement, invites you to join the breakfast seminar on Corporate Crime with Jennifer Arlen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement in the NYU.

Corporate crime in the US differs fundamentally from other countries in two ways. First, the U.S. has the broadest provisions governing when corporations can be held criminally liable. Second, U.S. prosecutors have wide discretion to enter into criminal settlements that impose criminal sanctions without formally convicting the firm.

Arlen will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of laws providing for broad corporate liability coupled with discretion, and lessons for other countries considering such measures.

Jon Petter Rui, Professor at the Law Faculty (UiB), will comment on the Norwegian context and legal principles more generally.

Tea, coffee and croissants will be served.