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Changes to Canada’s Anti-Corruption Regime Are Now in Force

On June 19, 2013, Bill S-14: The Fighting Foreign Corruption Act, received Royal Assent, thereby bringing into force the most significant changes to Canada’s anti-corruption legislation, the Corruption of Foreign Public...more

Canada Announces New Initiative for Disclosure of Payments to Governments

On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more

Anti-Corruption Compliance Message Received? Risk Assessment Is Your Next Step

Recent enforcement activities in Canada under its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), including the conviction of Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) in June of last year and ongoing high-profile Royal Canadian Mounted...more

Municipality Monopoly Is Not Fun For Everyone

Originally published in Law360, New York (February 24, 2012). Unlawful tying arrangements are a frequent point of contention between electric cooperatives and municipalities. On Jan. 17, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court let...more

Parliament and Council question the extent of the proposed revision to the EU public procurement regime

Since the end of February, debates have been ongoing in both the European Parliament and in the Council on the proposed revision to the EU public procurement regime. As part of an overall review of the EU public procurement...more

Tenth Circuit Says Customer Is “Stuck Between a Rock and a Pile of Sewage”: Tying Suit Against City Moves Forward After U.S....

Unlawful tying arrangements are a frequent point of contention between electric cooperatives and municipalities. On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision that permits an unlawful...more

A Deeper Dive into Canada's First Significant Foreign Bribery Case: Niko Resources

The guilty plea of Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. represents the most significant development in Canada’s efforts to fight foreign bribery since the 1999 implementation of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public...more

New Defense Authorization Act Imposes Buy American Act Mandate for Photovoltaics

The 2011 Defense Authorization Act signed by the President this week contains a requirement in Section 846 for the Department of Defense to incorporate a clause in specified solar energy contracts requiring photovoltaic...more

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