ISSN 2784-9635

The Italian Supreme Court confirms the application of criminal liability (Italian Decree 231/2001) also to foreign companies

Mario Dusi - 23/05/2020
Also foreign companies operating in Italy must comply with the Italian decree 231/2001 (the so-called companies’ criminal / administrative liability), even if they are not based in Italy, bacause this decree applies likewise to them, pursuant to the recent judgment of the Italian Supreme Criminal Court, dated 7th April 2020 n. 11626. In an important case in which Dutch companies (defendants before the Court in Rome) challenged (among other objections) the lack of jurisdiction of the Italian Court, in relation to the application of the Italian decree 231/2001, the Italian Supreme Criminal Court, confirmed once more (as in  previous cases, for example, the well-known Thyssen-Krupp case) and...