6th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance

Toronto In-Class Course • Online Live Webinar | May 10th, 2018

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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. 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.

Course Leader

John W. Boscariol | Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
John W. Boscariol of McCarthy Tétrault LLP 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 (Cuba), government contracts, national security, anti-dumping, countervail, and safeguard proceedings, customs, tariffs and other measures. John is also Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario where he teaches “Anti-Corruption Law and its Application in International Business”. Martindale-Hubbell rates John as “AV Preeminent”, their “highest level of professional excellence” and Chambers Global ranks him in Band 1 for WTO/International Trade. John is also ranked highly in numerous other national and international directories as a leading expert in international trade and investment law.

Course Highlights

Introduction & Overview Of The Anti-Corruption Landscape For Canadian Companies

John W. Boscariol

Anti-corruption enforcement: the view from the RCMP

Vladimir Napoleon – RCMP Senior Investigator, Anti-Corruption Outreach Coordinator

Patrick Kong – Market Integrity Computer Analyst for the Financial Crime IMET (Integrated Market Enforcement Team)

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA):what Canadian companies need to know

Kari Chandler

An industry perspective on anti-corruption enforcement and compliance: the view from SNC-Lavalin

Amee Sandhu

Perspective from in-house counsel: key compliance challenges and solutions

Peter Brady, Jonathan Drimmer

Investigating potential breaches within the company and dealing with enforcement

John W. Boscariol, Frederic R. Miller & David Porter

Networking lunch and refreshments are included.

Registration Details

Toronto - May 10th, 2018
Thomson Reuters
333 Bay St, 29th Floor, Toronto, ON
M5H 2T4    

 Regular Price: $1,195


Webinar - May 10th, 2018
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