Alan is Managing Director of Global Business Risk Management (Vancouver and Toronto). Alan is a member of the Panel of Experts of the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-corruption at the University of Ottawa, as well as an active member of the Columbia University “Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum” and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association. In addition, Alan teaches courses on international law and diplomacy to diplomats globally as faculty member of DiploFoundation in association with the University of Malta.

Alan retired from private practice to devote his time to teaching, consulting and writing about international business risk management.   He has worked with over 180 companies in Canada which has allowed him to develop insights into issues of risk analysis and management on a practical level that are not well known nor discussed in the literature or at conferences. His unique insights have empowered him to provide consulting services to corporations, lawyers, accountants, banks and insurance companies.

  • J.D. LL.B. – University of Toronto, 1975
  • LL.M. – London School of Economics, University of London, 1976
International Business: Understanding and Managing Risks – RIBR 605

RIBL 687 – International Business – Understanding and Managing Legal Risks

All papers available here

1.Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions with International Components

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Mar 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Rule of Law: Foreign Investment and Development

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jun 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Customary International Law, Treaty Law, BITS and International Investment: Why Understanding These Issues is Important to Foreign Investors

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 March 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Legitimate Expectations – Lessons from Recent Energy Arbitration Cases on Renewable Energy Relationship of Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard to Indirect Expropriation.

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Foreign Corruption: Differentiating Illegal Acts from Legal Acts

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Alan Franklin

  1. Treaty Shopping and Denial of Benefits Clauses – What Investors Should Know

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Business Reasons for Developing a Robust Anti-Corruption Program

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. So You Want to Be a Compliance or Risk Assessment Officer?

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Human Rights and Business: Best Practices and Potential Approaches

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Rule of Law as it Relates to International Investment Agreements (IIAs)

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 Jul 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Public Private Partnerships: Legal Risks That Need to Be Considered

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Apr 2017 Alan Franklin

  1. Political Risk Insurance – A Primer for Foreign Investors

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Why Understanding the World of Investor-State Arbitration and Keeping Abreast of Recent Cases on ISDS is Important for International Investors

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. International Investment Law Concepts for Foreign Investors: Part 2 International Law and Treaties – A Primer for International Investors

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. International Investment Law for Foreign Investors: Part 3 Customary International Law a Primer for International Investors

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Twenty Valuation Issues Related to International M & A Transactions

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Problems that Companies Have Faced Regarding Corruption and Human Rights Issues: Why There is Little Information on How They Were Dealt With

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Corruption and Contracts with States or State Owned Enterprises: Effects on Enforcement of the Contract in Arbitration Decisions

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. International Investment Law Concepts for Foreign Investors: Part 1 Basics of International Law

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 May 2018 Alan Franklin

  1. Ten Above-Ground Legal Risks That Can Sink Your Project: What They Are and Tools to Assess and Mitigate

Proceedings of the Infomine Risk and Resilience Conference November 2016

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Dec 2016 Alan Franklin

  1. Effective Programmes to Combat Corruption vs Programmes Intended Primarily to Satisfy SEC, DOJ or SFO

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Apr 2016 Alan Franklin

  1. Anti-Corruption Programs – Why Businesses Need To Adopt Them Urgently

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Alan Franklin

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