Civil asset recovery – jurisdictional issuesParallel proceedingsIs there any restriction o...

Snapshot: civil asset recovery in France – Lexology

Civil asset recovery – jurisdictional issuesParallel proceedingsIs there any restriction on civil proceedings progressing in parallel with, or in advance of, criminal proceedings concerning the same subject matter?Civil proceedings can be conducted in parallel with criminal proceedings, provided that the subject matter is not identical to the criminal matter. The claimant who chooses to bring the case to the civil court first is not entitled to bring the case before a criminal court unless the Public Prosecutor’s Office brings the case before the criminal court before any decision on the merits is made (article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code). …

 

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