5th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Program

Toronto In-Class Course • Online Live Webinar | April 25th, 2017

Early bird deadline extended! Register before April 15th.
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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. 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 new 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 coming into force of new reporting requirements under the Extractive Sector Measures Transparency Act are providing expanded enforcement opportunities for the RCMP who are already investigating dozens of targets for anti-bribery offences.   
On top of all this, many Canadian companies have to contend with anti-corruption measures under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, and foreign host country regimes.  What’s clear at this point is that compliance is no longer an option but rather a necessity to protect the core value of your company.  

To help make sense of an increasingly complex enforcement and compliance environment, 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. Click here to read more >

Course Highlights

Introduction & Overview Of The Anti-Corruption Landscape For Canadian Companies
  • Learn the new integrity framework, anti-corruption compliance and the impact on your ability to do business with government.
Review Of Key CFPOA Convictions
  • Niko Resources, Griffiths Energy, Nazir Karigar. 
Familiarize yourself with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ( FCPA).
  • What Canadian companies need to know key elements of the FCPA to be aware of.  

Listen To The Perspective From In-House Counsel: Key Compliance Challenges And Solutions
  • What are the grey areas in answering day to day compliance questions.
Investigating Potential Breaches Within The Company And Dealing With Enforcement
  • How to manage an internal investigation to uncover potential compliance issues, while minimizing risk to the company. 
Networking lunch and refreshments are included. To see the full agenda click here.

Course Leader

John Boscariol 
| Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
John is head of the firm's international Trade & Investment Law Group and a partner in the Litigation Group. He specializes in compliance, enforcement, and disputes regarding anti-corruption law and policy, including matters arising under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, as well as trade controls, economic sanctions,defence goods, services and technology controls, blocking orders, government contracts, national security, anti-dumping, countervail,and safeguard proceedings, customs, tariffs and other measures. Martindale-Hubbell rates John as "AV Preeminent." their "highest level of professional excellence" and he is also ranked in Band 1 for WTO/International Trade and ranked highly in numerous other national and international directories.

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Registration Details

Toronto - April 25th, 2017
St. Andrews Club and Conference Centre    

 Regular Price: $1,195
Early Bird Price: $895


Webinar - April 25th, 2017
Carswell Professional Development Centre



Early bird date extended! Register before April 15th and save over $300!
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