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Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption e-Session #1: Anti-Corruption in the Middle East
September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDTCA $75
Corruption remains a concern for companies operating or planning to operate in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”). In this e-session, JLL Canada’s Chief Counsel, Paul Greven will touch on the most common forms of corruption in MENA, including bribery and nepotism.
Paul will introduce local concepts, such as wasta (which roughly translates from Arabic as “connections, influence or favouritism”) and show you how to deal with such local practices in two Middle Eastern nations – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Following a thorough outline of the current corruption landscape, Paul will also provide advice on how businesses can address risks proactively rather than reactively to mitigate reputational and legal risks in MENA.
About the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management
This is the 1st e-session of GCNC’s second anti-corruption training e-series to help educate and transfer anti-corruption knowledge from experts to interested professionals. The second training program has a regional focus and will help participants become experts in managing corruption in different regions of the world.
Participants who complete all four e-sessions will receive a Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management. Obtaining this certificate will help promote your expertise and increase your credibility and ability to combat corruption in today’s competitive and dynamic landscape.Learn More
Register for the e-Session
There is a $75 participation fee for this e-session. If you are a candidate of the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Managment Program, you will be automatically added to participate in this e-session.
If you are not a candidate of the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management Program and would like to participate in this e-session, please add the following item to cart and check out.
Chief Counsel at JLL Canada
Paul Greven is a National Director and Chief Counsel for JLL Canada. He is responsible for all legal, compliance and risk matters across Canada for JLL. He has worked at JLL Canada for 5 years and is an active member of the firm’s executive management and charity committees. He previously practiced law for leading companies and law firms based in the Middle East, Cayman Islands and Toronto where his practice primarily focused on real estate transactions.
In the past few years, Paul has dedicated considerable time spearheading various United Nations and UNGC initiatives through various public speaking and publication projects and is currently heading up a General Counsel group on behalf of the UNGC – Network Canada.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with his wife and young family.
About the Anti-Corruption Working Group
GCNC’s Anti-Corruption Working Group aims to recognize the UN Global Compact’s Tenth Principle – Anti-Corruption, to aid Canadian companies in their efforts to develop internal compliance programs and internal controls. This working group has published an e-book, “Designing An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program: A Guide for Canadian Businesses”. The Working Group is led by Johnathan Drimmer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold Corp.
Participating Companies: Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, BDO, Export Development Canada (EDC), Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Baker & Mckenzie, RCMP Canada, and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-corruption at the University of Ottawa (CCEAC).Please click on the learn more button below to learn more about how to participate in this working group and other participation benefits. future reportingLearn More