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City partners eye white-collar crime mandates as Tesco plea bargain gets green light

Tom Baker speaks to corporate crime specialists as Freshfields advises supermarket on UK’s fourth-ever DPA and hires top SFO lawyer

Last month the fourth deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in UK history was approved by judge Sir Brian Leveson, enabling Tesco to pay a £129m fine and escape criminal charges relating to the false accounting scandal of 2014.