Joven Narwal was interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for their article, “Deferred prosecution agreements can draw companies in from the cold in Canada”. A portion of the article is reproduced below:
“The legislative amendments are not without detractors, and Vancouver litigator Joven Narwal finds that the remediation agreements don’t offer many reputational incentives.
‘I think the concern still exists that a corporate entity in particular, who decides to self-report, will still have to weigh the reality that in this particular climate that self-report may still result in a very public prosecution,’ he says. ‘The solution to that is the development of … deferred prosecution agreements outside of formal remediation agreements under the Criminal Code.'”