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OSC Approves $30 Million Settlement With Katanga Over Financial Misstatements And Failure To Disclose DRC Risks
Reflecting the trend toward increasing monetary penalties, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") accepted an eye-popping $30 million settlement payment in the Katanga Mining Limited ("Katanga") matter.
Canada
3 Jan 2019
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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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White-Collar Crime Enforcement
In 2018, Parliament introduced the legislation to bring about those enhancements.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Legal Year In Review 2018
Osler's insights on key developments in 2018 and their implications for Canadian business.
Canada
20 Dec 2018
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Compliance Update - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Finally Come To Canada
The Canadian federal government released Bill C-74 on March 27, 2018. Bill C-74 (a 500-page plus document) proposes amendments to several statutes to give effect to a number of changes ...
Canada
6 Apr 2018
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Developments In White-Collar & Capital Markets Regulatory Enforcement
Regulators continue to try to "move the needle" in their pursuit of insider trading and other white-collar misconduct
Canada
2 Jan 2018
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The SCC Considers Who Bears The Risk Of A Fraudulent Cheque: The Drawer Or The Bank?
Cheque fraud happens. Sometimes it happens through a scheme in which both the drawer of the fraudulent cheque and the collecting bank that negotiates the cheque are completely innocent victims of a third party.
Canada
9 Nov 2017
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Canadian Government Eliminates Facilitation Payments Exclusion In The Corruption Of Foreign Public Officials Act
As of October 31, 2017, facilitation payments will no longer be excluded from the bribery offence under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (the CFPOA).
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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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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UK Court Holds Counsel's Interview Notes During Internal Investigation Are Not Privileged
In a decision released on May 8, 2017, London's High Court held that interview notes and working papers prepared by a company's external counsel as part of an internal investigation into allegations...
Canada
8 Jun 2017
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On The Road To Legalization: Highlights Of Canada's Proposed Cannabis Act
On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act...
Canada
9 May 2017
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R v. Perkins: No Jurisdiction To Re-Open Appeal Heard On The Merits
In R v. Perkins, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held that it did not have the jurisdiction to re-open a sentence appeal that had been heard on the merits.
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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Competition Criminal Enforcement In Canada - The Year In Review 2016
In 2016, the Commissioner of Competition (the Commissioner) pursued another year of aggressive criminal enforcement in Canada.
Canada
14 Mar 2017
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JPMorgan Pays $264 Million To Settle FCPA Investigation Over Hiring Practices In China
On November 17, 2016, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and a subsidiary, JPMorgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited, agreed to pay more than $264 million to settle claims that they infringed the U.S. FCPA.
Worldwide
12 Dec 2016
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SEC Agrees To $11.8 Million Settlement With Auditor For Alleged Audit Failures
In October 2016, the U.S. SEC announced Ernst & Young LLP agreed to pay $11.8 million to settle SEC allegations related to failed audits at oil services company Weatherford International PLC.
Canada
23 Nov 2016
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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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DOJ's Major Insider Trading Victory: A Blueprint For Post-Newman Convictions?
Improper disclosure of confidential information and insider trading remains very much a focal point for regulators and prosecutors on both sides of the border.
Canada
12 Sep 2016
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SEC Enters Into Two Non-Prosecution Agreements For Alleged FCPA Violations
In June 2016 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had entered into two non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) with two unrelated companies whose foreign subsidiaries...
Canada
1 Sep 2016
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SEC Continues To Penalize Companies Which Restrict Whistleblowing Or Seek Waiver Of Payment Of Whistleblower Incentive Payments
Moreover, employees were only permitted to provide information if compelled to do so by law or legal process and there was no exemption to permit an employee to provide information voluntarily to the SEC...
Canada
30 Aug 2016
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Insider Trading: A First Spring Loading Case In Québec
The Tribunal Administratif des Marchés Financiers, formerly the Bureau de Décision et de Révision, rendered a decision in which it concludes that spring loading is an offence under the Québec Securities Act.
Canada
25 Aug 2016
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