LSE Law School has a diverse and vibrant events programme. Convene and Social events provide our students opportunities for learning, enrichment and community building beyond the lecture theatre, our Research events focus on exchange of cutting-edge ideas, and we warmly welcome everyone with an interest in law to our Public Events.
Stay tuned …
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Corporate culture and systems intentionality: part of the regulator’s essential toolkit

24 March @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Elise Bant (

Chair: Eva Micheler 


In an age of massive trans-and multi-national corporations, and egregious instances of corporate misconduct, the adequacy of traditional corporate liability mechanisms is being increasingly questioned. The recent Law Commission of England and Wales review of corporate criminal liability has presented a range of options to the Government to address these deficiencies. This article explores the nature and operation of two holistic models for corporate attribution reform closely considered by the Commission, but which were not included in the suite: the distinctive Australian ‘Corporate Culture’ model and a novel model of ‘Systems Intentionality’. In so doing, the analysis sheds considerable light on the comparative nature, strengths and limitations of Failure to Prevent offences, which formed a key element in the Commission’s reform recommendations. Using the Rolls Royce Deferred Prosecution Agreement proceedings as a case study, the article demonstrates how, far from being foreign and uncertain conceptual tools, Corporate Culture and Systems Intentionality are essential parts of the regulatory toolkit that deserve further consideration in light of the complex reality of modern corporate defendants.


24 March
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


Moot Court Room
7th Floor, New Academic Building, LSE WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map