Due in part to recent geopolitical developments, economic sanctions and trade controls are now among the top areas of risk exposure for companies doing business abroad. More than ever before, senior management and boards are concerned about the financial and reputational cost of non-compliance. The laws governing whom you can do business with and what kinds of goods, services, software and technology you can supply are causing confusion as well as significant enforcement and reputational exposure for Canadian companies across all sectors of the economy. Heightened international tensions, including in the United States, the Middle East, Russia, and Asia, expanding and extraterritorial trade embargo programs, and increased enforcement has made compliance with these measures a critical issue for Canadian companies, whether in the technology, financial services, manufacturing or distribution sectors.
Join I.E. Canada and presenter, John Boscariol, Partner at McCarthy Tetrault for a full-day intensive boot camp that will provide a very practical focus on key areas of high risk and best practices for mitigating your financial and reputational exposure to enforcement action. The day will cover a review of the Canadian economic sanctions, export controls, and defence trade control regimes and how they interact, and sometimes conflict, with their U.S. counterparts. The boot camp will address how best to design and implement internal controls for preventing and detecting compliance issues and what to do once you’ve discovered a potential violation.
In addition to covering the latest developments with respect to Russia, Iran, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other sanctions hotspots, we will also address the key changes to Canada’s economic sanctions regime over the past 12 months, including the new Sergei Magnitsky Law, and ongoing efforts by the Canadian government to address long-awaited fixes to its sanctions regime.
Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided.
Space is limited