The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA): What You Need to Know to Ensure You are Complying When Negotiating With Foreign and Domestic Partners

Jan 28, 2014 6:30pm – 

Brenda Swick
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

With increased enforcement by authorities of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), as well as recent changes to the statute, it is critical that procurement professionals are aware of their legal responsibilities when working with foreign and domestic suppliers. This workshop will examine the CFPOA and its related act, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act (FFCA) to provide the knowledge, strategies and tools needed to ensure compliance with Canadian regulations.

  • Understand the historical context; Why was the CFPOA implemented? Examine recent amendments and changes including the FFCA?
  • How does the CFPOA align with other jurisdictions?
    • What are the domestic regulations?
  • Examine key meanings and definitions
    • What is a ‘foreign public official’?
  • How will this affect your supply chain negotiations?
    • What to be aware of?
    • What to avoid?
  • How do you comply?
    • Realize the importance of policy; Is policy alone enough?
    • Designing and implementing a compliance program
  • Understand who is liable?
  • Overview of penalties and enforcement for violations
    • Books and Records offenses
    • Recent developments in enforcement
  • Examining defenses for violations
  • Exploring other related laws and regulations

A light lunch will be served to those delegates attending both Workshops A and B.