The Canadian Enforcement Crackdown
11 AM EDT
- This is a non-CLE program
- The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time
Last year, Canada significantly amended its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Hitherto, only one company had ever pled guilty under the Act. However, in 2013 the first case of self-reporting under the CFPOA occured with Griffiths Energy International pleading guilty to bribery; and in the same year, Nazir Karigar in the first trial under the CFPOA was convicted of conspiring to bribe under the Act. Simultaneously, the RCMP announced the formation of a new national unit dedicated to investigating corruption within the country's borders and internationally. Now in the first six months of this year, two Americans and a British citizen have just been charged with violating the CFPOA. Do these recent actions presage a much more aggressive prosecution of crimes of corruption? Join us as a Canadian federal prosectuor; two members of Transparency International Canada and counsel to several major Canadian companies discuss the expanding jurisdictional reach of the CFPOA and what might be next for companies conducting business with the seventh-largest economy in the world.