- Corporate governance strategic advice
- Multilateral Development Banks sanctions work
- Business integrity crisis prevention
- Commercial and compliance due diligence and audit
- Implementation of complex compliance remediation strategies
Prior to establishing Bretton Woods Law Canada, Alan Sarhan worked for SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a multinational engineering & construction firm as the Legal Director of its Ethics & Compliance Department. There he acquired a significant amount of experience in compliance program development, crisis management, anti-corruption and bribery legislation, government enforcement, internal investigations and corporate monitorships. Alan has extensive international experience having managed files in multiple jurisdictions and travelled to India, the Philippines, Morrocco, Luxembourg, England, Angola, France and the United States. He has particular expertise with integrity rules of various international financial insitutions, including the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank.
Alan also acted as the lead in-house lawyer on one of Canada’s biggest securities class actions undertaking the day-to-day responsibility for the litigation, including interfacing with the defence counsel, insurers and company management and board of directors as well as managing a large-scale preservation and collection exercise for documentary production in the litigation.
Prior to Alan’s work in ethics & compliance, he developed extensive experience as a commercial/corporate lawyer both in-house and in private practice, at one of Canada’s largest national firms, drafting and negotiating legal agreements for a wide range of transactions in the areas of engineering/construction, infrastructure, public private partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, estates & trusts and entertainment.
Before obtaining his LLB from the Université de Montréal, Alan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal.