6th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance
Toronto In-Class Course • Online Live Webinar | May 10th, 2018
Recent developments under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) have caught the attention of management and boards of directors across Canada that are now quickly moving to address their growing exposure under the anti-corruption regimes of Canada and other countries. The recent removal of the CFPOA exemption for facilitation payments is also creating challenges for Canadians doing business abroad.
Despite the initial lull in enforcement, Canadian authorities are beginning to establish a track record of corporate convictions and multi-million dollar penalties. Recent and ongoing criminal prosecutions of individuals have also put executives on notice that they too will face the harsh consequences of violating the CFPOA. Under Canada’s Integrity Regime, companies that do business with government also face suspension or debarment when charged or convicted under the CFPOA or similar foreign anti-corruption laws. Further, the new reporting requirements under the Extractive Sector Measures Transparency Act are providing expanded enforcement opportunities for Canadian authorities.
This course will provide an overview of the latest developments in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, deliver practical and effective solutions for the challenges facing Canadian companies in this area, and include insightful perspectives from the RCMP, in-house counsel, and a Canadian company that has been in the spotlight as a target of CFPOA enforcement.