6th Annual Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance [On-Demand]



On Demand
Course Leader : John W. Boscariol, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Duration : 9 hours 0 minute
Price: $595.00

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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.


John W. Boscariol | Partner, McCarthy Tétrault 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.


  • 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)/li>
  • 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/li>
  • Perspective from in-house counsel: key compliance challenges and solutions - Peter Brady & Jonathon Drimmer
  • Investigating potential breaches within the company and dealing with enforcement - John W. Boscariol, Frederic R. Miller & David Porter


LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA This program has been accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia for 5.25 hours towards the professional development requirement for certification.

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

This program can be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This program is eligible for up to 5.25 Substantive Hours.

The Barreau du Québec automatically recognizes the same number of hours for this training activity, as long as it has been accredited by another Law Society that has adopted MCLE.