Milos Barutciski

Milos Barutciski

Bennett Jones LLP

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Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiation

On August 5, 2014, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced that they have completed negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a...more

8/13/2014 - Canada CETA EU Trade Agreements Trade Policy

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Ukraine and Russia Extended to Additional Individuals and Entities; Oil & Gas Technology...

On August 6, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to further expand the list of “designated persons”, both individuals and entities, with...more

8/7/2014 - Canada Energy Oil & Gas Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations

Canada and the European Union today announced that they have completed negotiation of their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still...more

8/6/2014 - Canada CETA Contract Negotiations EU NAFTA TTIP

Update on Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Ukraine and Russia

On July 24, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to expand the list of “designated persons” with whom Canadians are prohibited from...more

7/28/2014 - Canada Equity Financing Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Prison Sentence in Air India Bribery Scheme Sends Deterrent Message to Canadian Executives

On May 23, Nazir Karigar, an agent of Cryptometrics Canada Inc. (Cryptometrics), was sentenced to three years in federal prison under Canada’s foreign bribery statute. Mr. Karigar was convicted last August of conspiring to...more

5/27/2014 - Airlines Bribery Canada CFPOA Conspiracies Criminal Conspiracy Prison

First Prison Sentence Handed Down Under Canada’s Foreign Corruption Legislation (R. v. Karigar)

Nazim Karigar was sentenced to three years imprisonment today by the Ontario Superior Court for his part in a conspiracy to bribe an Indian government Minister and other officials of a state-owned airline...more

5/27/2014 - Bribery Canada Criminal Conspiracy Criminal Prosecution OECD Prison

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Russia and the Ukraine

On March 17, 2014, Canada enacted economic sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials that have been identified as being responsible for undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine and facilitating Russian military action...more

3/20/2014 - Canada Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Finally, Membership Will Have its Privileges: Canadian Investors Abroad to Benefit as Canada Joins ICSID

Canada has announced, on November 1, 2013, that it has ratified the ICSID Convention and will at long last become a member of the principal international rule-making and administrative body for disputes between investors and...more

11/4/2013 - Arbitration Canada Foreign Investment ICSID Investors

Canada-EU Trade Agreement: Breaking the Log-Jam

Breakthrough - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today announced a breakthrough in the long-running negotiations to conclude a Comprehensive Economic and Trade...more

10/21/2013 - Canada CETA EU NAFTA Trade Policy

Tougher Canadian Foreign Corruption Law Raises the Stakes for Officers and Directors

Canada has significantly strengthened its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) including by adding a new offence that will expand the grounds for criminal liability for corporations and their directors, officers...more

6/27/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Canada CFPOA Compliance Facilitation Payments FCPA New Legislation

The Trade in Services Agreement: Opportunities for Canadian Service Suppliers

On March 18, Canada announced publicly that it was joining 20 of its trading partners, including the United States, Mexico, the European Union, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Australia in negotiating a new...more

4/4/2013

Canadian Anti-Corruption Amendments

Following the announced amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), which we wrote about here, there are changes that will likely bring more scrutiny for Canadians and Canadian businesses...more

2/6/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Books & Records CFOs CFPOA

Anti-Corruption Law: Implications of the U.S. FCPA Resource Guide for Canadian Business

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their long-awaited Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The 120-page Guide...more

11/19/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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