Alan Sarhan

Member of the Québec Bar since 2006
Partner & Co-founder, BWL Canada


  • Corporate governance strategic advice
  • Multilateral Development Banks sanctions work
  • Business integrity crisis prevention
  • Commercial and compliance due diligence and audit
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estates & Trusts Law


Prior to establishing Bretton Woods Law Canada, Alan worked for one of the largest multinational engineering & construction firms in the world 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 worked on files in Japan, Algeria, the UAE, India, the Philippines, Morocco, Luxembourg, the UK, Angola, France and the United States. He has particular expertise with integrity rules of various international financial institutions, 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.

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 where he worked on a wide range of transactions in the areas of engineering/construction, infrastructure, public private partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, estates & trusts and entertainment.

Before obtaining his LL.B. from the Université de Montréal, Alan obtained a B.A. in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal and briefly worked in the media & entertainment industry. Alan is fluent in English and French and is conversant in Arabic.

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Ayman Daher

Partner, BWL Canada

Alan Sarhan

Partner, BWL Canada

François Tremblay

Associate, BWL Canada

Daniel Chung

Associate, BWL Canada