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New EU directive provides further protection for whistle-blowers – Nicolas Brooke and Camille Gravis

By Nicolas Brooke , CamilleGravis

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis discuss the new EU whistleblower directive and its impact on corporate entities.

Nicolas and Camille’s article was published in ODA (Issue 478), 5 February 2020, and can be found here.

Following the recent decision by the European Council, new rules will require the creation of safe channels for reporting both within an organisation – private or public – and to public authorities. It will also provide a high level of protection to whistle-blowers against retaliation, and require national authorities to adequately inform citizens and train public officials on how to deal with whistle-blowing.

The legislation will now be formally signed and published in the Official journal. Member states will have two years to transpose the new rules into their national law.

Nicolas Brooke is a partner in the Paris office of Signature Litigation. He has deep experience in the management of complex and international high stakes litigations. Nicolas specialises in internal investigations and compliance, and advises the Firm’s clients on white-collar crime issues, the implementation of compliance and remedial programmes, crisis management and civil fraud matters.

Camille Gravis specialises in internal investigations and compliance, and advises the Firm’s clients on white-collar crime issues, the implementation of compliance and remedial programmes, crisis management and civil fraud matters. Camille has experience in litigation relating to white-collar crimes and corporate compliance. Her experience includes implementing compliance programmes and providing assistance to international corporations in the context of controls by the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA).

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