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Devry Smith Frank LLP
If you remember "Crane Girl", an adventure-seeking woman by the name of Marisa Lazo who scaled a crane in April last year, you may have noticed she is in the news this morning.
Miller Thomson LLP
Finally, with elimination of the "facilitation payment" exemption, a little-known loophole in Canada's foreign anti-corruption law has been closed.
McInnes Cooper
It's official: as of October 31, 2017, "facilitation payments" contravene Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
Torkin Manes LLP
Here in Canada the way police and judges respond to sexual assault cases is also coming to the fore.
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Canada has formally repealed its exception for "facilitation payments" under its foreign anti-corruption legislation (the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act).
WeirFoulds LLP
International Anti-Corruption Day has been recognized on an annual basis since the passage of the United Nations Convention against Corruption – which Canada has ratified – in 2003.
Fasken
On October 4, 2017, the House of Commons has unanimously voted to pass Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (the "Act")...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
These include offences of fraud, insider trading, tipping, making a false prospectus, corruption, paying or receiving secret commissions, laundering the proceeds of crime, criminal breach of trust...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, S.C. 1998, c. 34 (CFPOA) has been in force since 1999. In June of 2011, the CFPOA streaked across the radar screens of compliance officers....
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
This case represents the SEC's first fraud case for its Cyber Unit.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
After a number of court appearances there has been a major development in the case involving a man who claims he ran over someone to save a woman's life.
Baker & McKenzie
Summary judgment of an action may only be granted when there is no genuine issue requiring a trial and this can be difficult to prove in fraud cases where credibility is often an important factor.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On July 4, 2017, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench released its decision in The Brick Warehouse LP v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada.
Miller Thomson LLP
On September 18, 2017, the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan handed down its decision in Saskatoon Surgicentre Inc. v. Saskatoon Regional Health Authority.
Baker & McKenzie
The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act has entered into force. The Act gives Canada the ability to impose unilateral sanctions against "foreign nationals" who are involved in corruption...
Fasken
On October 31, 2017, the Government of Canada eliminated the facilitation payment exception from the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (the "CFPOA").
Bennett Jones LLP
The government of Canada announced on October 30 that the exception allowing for facilitation payments under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) will be eliminated effective October 31, 2017.
Cassels Brock
The Canadian government has eliminated the exception allowing for facilitation payments under Canada's anti-corruption regime effective October 31, 2017.
Goodmans LLP
On October 31, 2017, certain changes were made to the CFPOA – Canada's international anti-bribery and corruption legislation – to make the payment of "facilitation payments"...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On October 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey released its decision in Posco Daewoo America Corp. v. Allnex USA...
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Historically, Canada has not been known for developments in anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. However, 2017 has been a busy year and there are a number of advancements and developments in Canada.
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Canadian anti-corruption law is now clear, facilitation or "grease" payments to foreign public officials are illegal.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
There were two decisions of note this week
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The defendant Nevsun Resources Inc. ("Nevsun") is a B.C. mining company that entered into a joint venture with Eritrean state companies to develop and operate the Bisha gold mine near Asmara, Eritrea.
Miller Thomson LLP
Finally, with elimination of the "facilitation payment" exemption, a little-known loophole in Canada's foreign anti-corruption law has been closed.
LexSage
On December 28, 2017, Canada's Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") issued a significant decision relating to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
On December 20, Canada's highest court released a hotly anticipated decision that is almost certainly the final act in the more than 20 year saga of a formerly pre-eminent theater company...
Torkin Manes LLP
Here in Canada the way police and judges respond to sexual assault cases is also coming to the fore.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Regulators continue to try to "move the needle" in their pursuit of insider trading and other white-collar misconduct
McInnes Cooper
It's official: as of October 31, 2017, "facilitation payments" contravene Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
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