Beyond Ottawa: The Impact of a Supreme Court Decision on Global Anticorruption Efforts
May 26, 2016World Bank MC 2 - 800

“Corruption is a significant obstacle to international development. It undermines confidence in public institutions, diverts funds from those who are in great need of financial support, and violates business integrity. Corruption often transcends borders. In order to tackle this global problem, worldwide cooperation is needed. When international financial organizations, such as the World Bank Group, share information gathered from informants across the world with the law enforcement agencies of member states, they help achieve what neither could do on their own.”  Opening passage from a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada issued on April 29 in World Bank v. Wallace.

 Join our panelists to discuss what this means in terms of (1) engagement with client countries (2) expanding the scope of current tools to advance global anticorruption momentum and (3) impacting companies interested in doing development business.

Opening Remarks

Leonard Frank McCarthy

Vice President

World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency


Moderated by

Jessica Tillipman

Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Law 

George Washington University Law School


  • Stephen Zimmermann

    World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency
  • Alan Lenczner

    Partner, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Giuliana Durham Irving

    Senior Counsel World Bank Legal Vice Presidency
  • Nancy Boswell

    Director, Anti-Corruption Law Program, AU Washington College of Law.
  • Nadia Effendi

    Partner Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • A Panel Discussion: Hosted by the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency
  • Date: May 26, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Washington, DC
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