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Cross-Border Investigations: B.C. Court Affirms Broad Power To Issue Legal Process Against Foreign Companies
The Brecknell case raises a host of constitutional, international law and privacy questions that likely have to await a future case to resolve.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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New Corporate Criminal Liability In The UK For "Failure To Prevent" Tax Evasion And Other Economic Crimes: How Will It Affect Canadian Businesses?
The accountability of corporate entities for financial wrongdoing is a hot topic for the UK Government right now, particularly in the wake of a number of high-profile corporate scandals...
Canada
14 Jun 2017
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‘A New Day Has Arrived': Continued Focus On Individual Wrongdoing
The "Yates Memo," which instructs United States prosecutors to focus on individual wrongdoers when investigating or prosecuting alleged corporate misconduct...
Canada
11 Nov 2016
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US Department Of Justice Launches Pilot Program To Encourage Self-Reporting, Cooperation And Remediation Of FCPA Violations
Last week the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the implementation of a pilot program under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Canada
21 Apr 2016
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Technology Company Pays $28 Million To Settle FCPA Violations For Improper Gifts And Entertainment
The SEC announced last week that Massachusetts-based technology company PTC Inc. and its Chinese subsidiaries will be required to pay more than $28 million in fines to settle parallel civil and criminal actions involving violations of the FCPA.
Canada
25 Feb 2016
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DOJ Targets Individual Wrongdoers In New Guidelines
In a rather dramatic turn, the United States Department of Justice recently released a new memorandum outlining policies instructing prosecutors to focus their efforts to secure evidence against individuals, as opposed to their corporate employers responsible for corporate wrongdoing.
Canada
29 Sep 2015
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Individual Accountability For Corporate Wrongdoing: A Perspective From United States Practice As Reflected In The Yates Memorandum
On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates of the United States Department of Justice issued a memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing".
Canada
28 Sep 2015
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Recent Insider Trading Cases In The US And Canada May Signal An Evidentiary Sea Change
As we noted previously on this blog, prosecutors in Canada and the United States have recently faced evidentiary challenges in prosecuting insider trading cases.
Canada
30 Jan 2015
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Worker Fatality Leads To Fine And Jail Sentences
An Ontario company was recently fined $250,000 and two of its directors were each ordered to serve 25 days in jail as a result of a workplace fatality.
Canada
23 Jan 2015
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Fundamentals Of The Competition Bureau’s Immunity & Leniency Programs
The Bureau's Immunity Program "has proven to be [its] single most powerful means of detecting criminal cartel activity."
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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The Civil Consequences Of A Tainted Contract
Recent increases in enforcement actions by the Quebec anti-corruption enforcement unit and the RCMP should be heeded by management of Canadian companies.
Canada
15 Dec 2014
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Expansive Changes To Canada’s Foreign Anti-Corruption Laws Now In Force: Existing Compliance Programs Will Require Revisions
Far-reaching and critical amendments proposed by Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, received royal assent on June 19, 2013.
Canada
8 Jul 2013
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Vigorous Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement Continues Unabated: Griffiths Energy Fined $10.3 Million Pursuant To The CFPOA
Griffiths Energy International Inc. entered a guilty plea on January 22, 2013 to a criminal charge under section 3(1)(b) of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Canada
4 Feb 2013
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Limits On Interest Rates In Loan Agreements
Loan agreements governed by Ontario law commonly include a provision that is intended to address the maximum effective annual rate of interest that is chargeable thereunder without contravening the usury provisions of the Criminal Code (Canada).
Canada
25 Jan 2012
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Criminal Competition Law Developments In 2011
The enforcement of sanctions against antitrust cartels remained at the forefront of both Canada’s Competition Bureau and global antitrust regulators in 2011.
Canada
16 Jan 2012
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The New U.K. Bribery Act And Its Implications For Canadian Companies
On July 1, 2011, the U.K.’s new Bribery Act1 came into force with enough extra-jurisdictional reach to potentially apply to Canadian companies.
Canada
28 Jul 2011
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Canada Gets Serious About Foreign Anti-Corruption Enforcement
On Friday June 24, 2011, Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko), a TSX-listed international oil and natural gas exploration and production company, entered a plea of guilty to a single charge under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), the first major public enforcement action Canada has taken since its 1999 proclamation.
Canada
30 Jun 2011
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