4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance

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Event date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Thomson Reuters
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Location: 
Calgary, Webinar Also Available

View brochure here: 4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught

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 moving quickly 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. The recent conviction and three-year sentence handed down to Canadian businessman Nazir Karigar and current pursuit of criminal charges against other 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, recent amendments to the CFPOA and 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 other jurisdictions, 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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Introduction and Overview of the Anti-Corruption Landscape for Canadian Companies
  • Anti-Corruption Enforcement: The View from the Crown and RCMP
  • The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Canadian Companies Need to Know
  • An Industry Perspective on Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance: The View from SNC-Lavalin
  • Importance of AML in your Anti-Corruption Compliance
  • The Perspective from In-House Counsel: Compliance Challenges and Solutions
  • Investigating Potential Breaches Within the Company and Dealing With Enforcement

SPEAKERS

CHAIR AND COURSE LEADER

John Boscariol, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Ana Badour, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Peter Brady, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (formerly GC of Vale)
  • Kari Chandler, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Jonathan Drimmer, Deputy General Counsel, Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Les Dolhun, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Steven Johnston, Alberta Justice, Specialized Prosecutions Economic Crime Branch (Calgary)
  • Claire Lewis, Groupe SNC-Lavalin, inc.
  • Frederic R. Miller, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Patrice Poitevin, Royal Canadian Mounted Police David Porter, McCarthy Tétrault LLP