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You're reading: Warning signs flash for law establishing criminal liability for companies

The reaction in the legal and business community was mixed, but some lawyers criticized the contradictory nature of the law. Businesspeople are concerned about how the law will be enforced.

In passing the bill, Ukraine did not invent the wheel in introducing criminal liability for legal entities. The United States and many European countries have similar laws, including the United Kingdom. Some countries of the former Soviet bloc have also introduced them.

But in Ukraine, there are many fears associated with its introduction – fears of the unknown at this moment. According to the law, a company faces criminal liability for any of the following offenses:

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