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Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption, 3rd Edition

Author(s): Riyaz Dattu

Jan 12, 2016

Global Legal Insights recently released the third edition of Bribery & Corruption – part of its series of publications exploring legal developments, trends and insights for a range of practice areas. In the Canada chapter of this volume, Osler partner and anti-corruption expert Riyaz Dattu provides an in-depth analysis of the Canadian legal landscape of this increasingly important topic, including an examination of the relevant legislation and case law.

The two central statutes that govern Canada’s efforts to eliminate foreign bribery and corruption are the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) and the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). In the chapter, Riyaz offers a detailed look at the most important provisions of each act and discusses how they’re being implemented and interpreted. In particular, the chapter provides a solid overview of

  • The CFPOA and how it interacts with Canada’s Criminal Code
  • The ways in which the June 2013 amendments significantly expand the scope of the CFPOA
  • CFPOA enforcement actions: Niko Resources, Griffiths Energy International, Karigar and SNC-Lavalin
  • Key aspects of the ESTMA
  • The draft implementation tools for the ESTMA that Natural Resources Canada developed in consultation with industry, civil society organizations, Aboriginal experts and provinces

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