Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Compliance

Canadian companies that do business with governments in Canada or other countries are subject to complex and often overlapping legal obligations that govern the manner in which they conduct their business. Legal requirements under various statutes including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or FCPA) and the Criminal Code impose obligations on companies doing public business in Canada and internationally.

We advise clients regarding compliance matters and assist in developing and implementing compliance policies. We also have experience conducting internal investigations and implementing strategies to mitigate potential liability.

We advise clients with regard to debarment notices issued by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada and related proceedings, including negotiation of administrative agreements and third-party monitoring and certification services.

We also advise clients on matters arising under Canada's anti-money laundering legislation, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. We provide advice with respect to compliance under the legislation, including the development and implementation of compliance policies and programs.