Canadian courts approve first deferred prosecution agreement under foreign bribery laws

By Julia Webster (June 30, 2023, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Canada’s first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in relation to charges under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) was approved by the Quebec Superior Court and recently released to the public. The agreement is a watershed moment for companies considering voluntary disclosures under the CFPOA; while the negotiation process to conclude the agreement remains opaque, the agreement is a valuable precedent and provides insight into the judicial approval process....
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