With tremendous depth of experience, Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group can assist with all aspects of this field. Our experience was gained through intimate involvement with the development of Canadian anti-corruption laws, holding leadership roles in Canada’s primary anti-corruption organization, and extensive hands-on experience in crisis management including searches and seizures, internal investigations, and prosecutions. It is this depth of experience that sets Miller Thomson apart from other law firms.
Our Group can assist your organization with a variety of situations, including:
- You wake up to a call from your receptionist telling you that the RCMP is at your offices to conduct a dawn raid: Our Group has a rapid response team ready to monitor the search to ensure it is limited to the scope of the warrant and to make claims of privilege on your behalf.
- You pick up the morning paper and see a front page news story naming your organization and revealing a potential corruption problem: Our Group is comprised of several of the most knowledgeable anti-corruption legal advisors and experienced crisis management lawyers in the country. We also have experience working with public relations agencies whose skills can be quickly mobilized.
- You discover a potential improper payment made by one of your employees to a foreign official: Our Group includes senior legal advisors who are experienced in conducting internal investigations.
- You have a nagging concern that your anti-corruption compliance procedures are inadequate: Our Group conducts thorough risk assessments tailored to the needs of your enterprise and crafts robust, yet workable compliance programs.
- You worry that your international organization’s antiquated governance processes may put the organization at risk: Our Group provides expert good governance counsel to some of the largest organizations in Canada and the world.
James Klotz covers Lexpert
James Klotz, a partner at Miller Thomson and chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, is on the cover of the May issue of Lexpert. In an article titled, “Anti-Corruption is on the Corporate Radar,” Klotz discusses at...
James Klotz recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of world’s leading investigations lawyers
Miller Thomson is delighted to announce that James Klotz will be included in The International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers & Forensic Experts 2014 as one of the world’s leading investigations lawyers. The directory will be published in February 2014. Jim is...
James M. Klotz speaks on anti-corruption
James M. Klotz speaks on the subject of “Anti-Corruption in Canada” at the Quarles & Brady Compliance Day.
Steven T. Robertson speaks at the 63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
Steven T. Robertson will be speaking on a panel along with representatives from Argentina, Brazil and the United States on “Ethics and Anti-Corruption Risk and Mitigation in the Americas: New Developments Relevant to the Extractive Sector” at the 63rd Annual Institute...
James Klotz speaks at IBA 2nd Annual Latin American Bar Leaders’ Summit
James Klotz speaks on “Open Plenary Session – The role of the legal profession in fighting corruption” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
James Klotz presents on anti-corruption.
James Klotz addresses the International Foreign Bribery Task Force on “Why Anti-Corruption Compliance is Such a Challenge”.
James Klotz and Emily Cole speak at anti-corruption compliance program
“Designing and Implementing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program” is presented by Osgoode Professional Development. James Klotz is program chair and Emily Cole is a speaker.
James Klotz speaks on compliance and anti-corruption
James Klotz presents “Crisis management challenges: recent developments in compliance and anti-corruption in Latin America” at the Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference.
Steven Robertson speaks Infonex “Internal Controls” conference
Steven Robertson presents two topics at the Infonex Conference: “Developing and Implementing an Effective Anti-Corruption Policy” “Fraud Investigations: Interviewing Techniques and Preparation” For more information, click here.
Steven Robertson speaks on anti-bribery and corruption
Steven presents to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on “Knowing your ABCs – Anti-Bribery and Corruption Acts – Which one applies, and what difference does it make?”
James Klotz speaks on a panel with the IOC’s Dick Pound and others, on Corruption in Sport at Transparency International Canada’s 5th Annual Day of Dialogue: Spotlight on Corruption.
James Klotz speaks on “Corruption in Sports” at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Tokyo.
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The Facilitation Payment Exemption is Gone – It’s Time to Revisit Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program
Finally, with elimination of the “facilitation payment” exemption, a little-known loophole in Canada’s foreign anti-corruption law has been closed. However, there is now a need for extra-careful consideration of international business behaviours that may have previously been taken for granted....
James Klotz featured in article on corruption in sport
IBA Global Insight, "Getting sport back on track"
Doping and corruption scandals have ignited the debate over governance of the multi-billion dollar businesses that major sports have become. Global Insight reports on the challenges facing the IAAF, FIFA and WADA amongst other global bodies.
James Klotz interviewed on FIFA corruption scandal
James Klotz, Chair of Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, was interviewed by several media outlets following the fallout from the FIFA soccer scandal. Klotz has been featured on CBC TV’s Power and Politics, CBC Radio’s As It Happens,...
James Klotz quoted in Financial Post on corruption in Canada
Financial Post, "One in five executives thinks corruption is widespread in Canada's business world, EY report shows"
One in five executives thinks bribery and corruption are widespread in Canada’s business world, according to a new report from Ernst & Young. The accounting and professional services firm released the figure from its global fraud survey, which polled executives from around...
James Klotz featured in Globe and Mail article on FIFA
The Globe and Mail, "A World Cup fiasco: FIFA gets a red card"
With the first whistle of the World Cup in Brazil just days away, the international body that puts on the globe’s biggest soccer tournament is facing perhaps the biggest test of its 110-year history: And it has nothing to do...
Why ‘Tone at the Top’ can be Off-Key: Some Psychology Behind Effective Compliance Programs
Management Ethics, Fall/Winter 2013, 3-5
Manslaughter Charges Arise From Alleged Liquor Licence Act Violations
Fast on the heels of the successful prosecution of Metron Construction for criminal negligence arising from the deaths of four of its workers in December 2009, wrongful act manslaughter charges have been laid against the two owners of the Angry...
New Federal Consumer Protection Legislation in Force Soon
The Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”) received Royal Assent in December 2010 and will be proclaimed into force on June 20, 2011. Intended to protect Canadian consumers from consumer products which pose a risk to human safety or health, the...
Offshore Tax Crimes: It’s Coming to a Canadian Court Near You!
Private companies and high net worth individuals should be on high alert as the Canada Revenue Agency steps up its enforcement campaign. A significant collection of resources has been deployed to unearth information regarding the proper reporting of the tax...
Developments in Foreign Anti-Corruption Enforcement
Canada In our May 2008 issue we reported on the creation of the RCMP’s International Anti-Corruption Unit which was dedicated to the investigation and enforcement of corruption offences contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”). Passed in...