In light of the recent bribery investigation in Sweden, Martin Aquilina, an international business lawyer at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, was interviewed by the National Post to comment on the matter.
The following is an excerpt from the National Post article:
Martin Aquilina, an international business attorney and chief operating officer of HazloLaw Business Lawyers, said companies doing business in countries with rampant corruption like Azerbaijan need to be ready to walk away from deals where officials expect bribes. In the age of smartphones, digital records and increased enforcement, companies are more likely to get caught than ever, he said.
“You really have to have a zero-tolerance stance for that sort of thing,” Aquilina said. “You really have to have that all-or-nothing approach.”
Martin Aquilina is a seasoned international business lawyer with over twenty years of experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes and commercial transactions.
Holding a Master of International and European Law from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands, Martin regularly advises Canadians doing business overseas and foreign clients doing business in Canada. Given his broad knowledge of foreign legal systems, he is called upon to assist in sorting out a wide panoply of situations with an extra-territorial element and combines strong technical skills with first-hand leadership experience to deliver value to his clients.
For assistance on matters concerning corruption of foreign officials, contact Martin directly at [email protected] or at +1-613-747-2459 x 308