• Canadian Public Company Fined $9.5 Million for Bribery - Most Severe Penalty Handed out under Canada’s Anti-Corruption Laws - Who’s Next?
  • June 30, 2011 | Authors: D. Ross McGowan; Samir Patel; Fred R. Pletcher
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Vancouver Office
  • Canadian companies face many dilemmas working abroad. Canadian domestic ethical standards can be challenged by foreign regulatory impediments, “local customs” and expectations of foreign officials. The temptation to improperly facilitate a transaction can lead to a path of bribery, multi-jurisdictional criminal and civil proceedings, fines, forfeiture of assets, reputational damage and, potentially even, imprisonment.