On June 26, 2019, the National Financial Prosecution Service (PNF) and the AFA jointly issued guidelines on the CJIP, notably listing the conditions for granting a CJIP and the aggravating and mitigating circumstances to be considered in calculating the financial penalty.
Aggravating circumstances include:
- corruption of a public official;
- legal persons covered within the scope of Articles 3 (3°) and 17 of the Law of 9 December 2016;
- legal persons previously convicted/sanctioned in France or abroad for corruption-related offenses;
- use of resources of the legal person to conceal corruption-related offenses;
- repeated or systematic nature of the corruption-related offenses.
Mitigating circumstances include:
- self-reporting of the offenses before the start of any criminal investigation;
- excellent cooperation and complete and effective internal investigation;
- effective compliance program / implementation of corrective measures and changes in the organization;
- voluntary implementation of a compliance program by a legal person having no statutory obligation to do so.