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French Citizen Pleads Guilty To Obstructing FCPA Investigation

Last week new FCPA Chief Patrick Stokes announced that the prosecution of individuals would be a priority. This point has become a recurring theme not just in FCPA cases where the international nature of the actions can pose...more

How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China [Video]

The recent headlines on China's expanding anti-corruption investigation and enforcement action is a significant event in global anti-corruption enforcement. For companies operating in China, the risks have now increased...more

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

SCC to Consider Use of Criminal Wiretaps in Class Actions

On June 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it would hear appeals in two matters from Quebec (Imperial Oil v Simon Jacques and Couche-Tard Inc v Simon Jacques) that may determine whether and to what extent wire...more

Mergers & Acquisitions: Shifting Sands in Canadian Anti-Bribery and Trade Control Laws Raise the Stakes in Due Diligence

Recent developments in Canadian anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and export control laws are having a significant impact on the due diligence that should be conducted on potential targets in the context of mergers and...more

Canada Imposes Wide-Reaching Export, Import and Investment Bans Against Iran

Effective May 29, 2013, Canada significantly expanded its existing economic sanctions measures against Iran by implementing a general ban on supplying or sourcing goods to or from Iran and a prohibition on making any...more

How to Conduct Routine Internal Investigations [Video]

The art of day-to-day internal investigations has been ignored in favor of media reports on high-profile, high-stakes internal investigations. With the increasing threat of whistleblower complaints and increasing...more

FOREIGN CORRUPTION RISK MITIGATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF RECENT US FCPA GUIDANCE TO CANADIAN COMPANIES

Over the last year and a half, Canadian corporate culture has been undergoing significant change in response to new and vigorous enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) by the Royal Canadian...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

REGULATORY: Global Competition Law: Pakistan’s Competition Commission grants Leniency in Electrical Products Cartel by Suzanne Rab

In a landmark decision on 4 April 2012, Pakistan’s Competition Commission (CCP) granted Siemens total immunity from fines for its cooperation in a cartel investigation relating to bid rigging in supplies to power companies....more

Alert: Exports Subject to Increasing Trade Control Scrutiny

Canada’s customs authority, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), continues to exercise its broad authority under the Customs Act and the Export and Import Permits Act to engage in numerous searches, detentions, seizures,...more

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE: DRILLING DOWN ON DOCUMENTATION

A key, but often overlooked, part of any anti-corruption compliance program is the need to document decisions made by the company. Documentation is critical to demonstrate the company's intent -- the absence of criminal...more

Canada Expands Economic Sanctions Against Iran

On November 21, 2011, Canada announced new sanctions against Iran in coordination with authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom. These sanctions, implemented in response to the November 9, 2011 International...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

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