www.todayonline.com/singapore/benefits-deferred-prosecution-agreements-concerns-should-be-addressed-experts The Act establishes, among other things, a legal framework for the application of deferred prosecution agreements (“DPA”) to enable the Crown to investigate suspected cases of economic crime by commercial organizations more quickly and adequately than under current procedures.  www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guidance-policy-and-protocols/deferred-prosecution-agreements/ US deferred prosecution (“DPA”) agreements have made their way into the UK through the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and singapore through the Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018. Singapore`s model for approving DPAs is strongly linked to the UK and both require proof in court that PPDs are “in the interests of justice” and that their terms are “fair, reasonable and proportionate” before PPDs can be approved. This paper discusses the theoretical basis for the court`s authorisation of DPAs, critically examines the application of DPAs authorisation tests in the UK, and examines Singapore`s likely approach. Where appropriate, it also draws on the American experience and identifies lessons that can be learned for Singapore. In the United States, there are two main types of transaction agreements. The first type is DPAs, while the second is non-prosecution agreements (“NPA”).