Ben Morgan has spoken on SFO’s recent successes and current cases. He then focused on how firms should co-operate with SFO. He said:

  • in principle, SFO is more likely to consider a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) if a firm comes to it, rather than if SFO discovers the firm’s failings – even if the firm has put everything right;
  • firms should probably go to SFO sooner than they think. They should not usually wait until they have finished their investigations; and
  • once firms have come to SFO, SFO will seek to be commercial and cooperative in how the investigation progresses.

(Source: SFO Speaks on Co-operation)