Criminal liability of legal persons

by | May 5, 2016 | Articles | 0 comments

In Peru, it was always said in the beginning that companies do not commit crimes, to then move on to the legal fiction that companies did have certain liability, which fell on the general manager, based on article 27 of the current criminal code.

On April 21 of this year, Law N°30424 was published, which talks about the administrative responsibility of legal persons in the crime of transnational active bribery. This law has been mislabeled as it deals with administrative responsibilities, which are actually criminal responsibilities.

This law was created with the intention of integrating our country as an active member of the Fight against International Corruption, and to be able to be part of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).