30 Jan Canada’s Remediation Agreement Regime
Welcome to NCCC Members' Norton Rose Fulbright latest podcast. In the first episode this season, they're talking about deferred prosecution agreements, also known as remediation agreements.
In 2022, Canada saw its first court-approved remediation agreement under the “new” 2018 Criminal Code provisions – R c. SNC-Lavalin. Our guests, François Fontaine and Charles-Antoine Péladeau, negotiated that agreement and give us their insight into the practicalities of navigating this regime: what are the options for companies who suspect financial misconduct? How similar is Canada’s regime to the UK and US deferred prosecution systems? And with the RCMP now publicly encouraging companies to self-disclose, will we see more invitations to negotiate?
François Fontaine is a senior litigation partner in our Montréal office who advises on cases involving corruption, corporate misconduct and white collar crime. Charles-Antoine Péladeau is of counsel in our Montréal office. His litigation practice involves internal investigations and advising clients on compliance.
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The remediation agreement for SNC is included in Lexpert’s Top 10 business decisions of 2021/2022.
CPD credits: This episode is accredited for 0.75 Substantive hours in Ontario and 0.75 Substantive hours in British Columbia.