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The Role of Corporate Governance in Curbing Foreign Corrupt Business Practices
Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • Poonam Puri
  • Andrew Nichol
  • Corporate Governance
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Special Issue Article
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The role of corporate and securities laws in addressing foreign corrupt business practices have, to date, received limited consideration. Departing from the substantial literature on the criminal and public law response to international corruption, the authors analyze Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in comparison with British and American legislation and conclude that the Canadian regime relies too heavily on the use of criminal sanctions and fails to contemplate the role of behaviour modification in its legislative structure. Recognizing that multinational corporations are well placed to identify, expose, and prevent corrupt business practices, the authors propose a private law-based solution that builds upon the existing corporate governance frameworks of multinational corporations to curtail corruption. Corporate law directors’ duties and securities law disclosure requirements provide legislators with complimentary tools to incentivize the development of internal control mechanisms and facilitate civil claims against corrupt companies.
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Poonam Puri and Andrew Nichol. "The Role of Corporate Governance in Curbing Foreign Corrupt Business Practices" (2015) p. 164 - 230
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