Il Modello 231 Non Si Acquista Chiavi in Mano

June 16, 2009

Pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 231 of 8 June 2001, legal entities (including corporations) are liable for certain crimes committed by their top executives in the interest of such entities, but may shield themselves from such liability by adopting “organizational models” aimed at preventing the commission of those crimes. The article, in consideration of the increasing number of court decisions imposing fines on entities that adopted “organizational models” deemed to be inadequate, provides guidance on WHICH requirements such “organizational models” must meet in order to allow the entities to avoid liability.