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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

Are Prosecutors Pushing the Envelope Too Far?

Federal prosecutors continue their aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against companies and individuals using aggressive investigative techniques, novel theories and new strategies which are testing the limits of due...more

Anti-Corruption Risks for Private Equity -- Portfolio Companies

The Justice Department and the SEC are targeting private equity companies for anti-corruption enforcement. Private equity companies are most at risk in their ownership of private equity companies....more

QUESTIONING CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY

The Obama Administration is aggressively prosecuting companies for criminal violations of anti-corruption, health care, labor and environmental laws. This article examines the aruments for and against imposing criminal...more

$9.5 Million Fine is First Significant Action Under Canada's Foreign Corruption Law

On June 24, 2011, after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of bribing a foreign public official, Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) was sentenced to a fine of approximately $9.5 million and placed on three...more

Nigerian FCPA Bribery Box Score

Opening Day of the Baseball season is fast approaching and perhaps it is time to give a baseball statistician’s view to the Nigerian bribery case. ...more

UTStarcom and Gifts and Entertainment Under the FCPA

To close out the FCPA year, on December 31 the telecom equipment maker UTStarcom Inc. agreed to pay the Justice Department $1.5 million in criminal fines and pay the SEC an additional $1.5 in penalties to resolve Foreign...more

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