Kristine Robidoux Q.C.

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Calgary

KRISTINE ROBIDOUX, Q.C. is a partner in Gowlings' Calgary office,leading the firm’s Global Business Integrity practice group. Kris specializesin the creation and implementation of corporate compliance programs in theareas of domestic and international anti-bribery and corruption laws, marketconduct regulations, and business ethics. Kris regularly assists clients incomplying with the Corruption of ForeignPublic Officials Act and other anti-corruption regulations. Her practiceincludes a comprehensive collection of specialized services to address businesscorruption, including internal compliance program development andimplementation for multinational companies, drafting and implementing workablecompliance policies, procedures and internal financial systems and controls;developing and conducting training for company management and employeepersonnel; internal and external reporting; benchmarking and auditing programsfor best practices and effectiveness; conducting anti-corruption due diligencein mergers and acquisitions, third-party relationships, and other transactions;developing risk-mitigation strategies; conducting internal corporateinvestigations, audits, and risk assessments; dealing with parallelproceedings; and representing clients before enforcement agencies and bodies.Kris has an extensive background in criminal and quasi-criminal litigation. Shestarted her career as a criminal defence lawyer and subsequently moved tocorporate compliance as a mechanism for her clients to avoid litigation. Shehas conducted hundreds of criminal and quasi-criminal trials.