A discussion on how the fraud risk to your company will be reduced by your understanding key areas that need improvement, establishing controls and your oversight to ensure that appropriate controls are implemented and consistently applied.
The Globe and Mail recently reported that the RCMP executed a search warrant at the home of a former senior executive of SNC, Sami Bebawi.
Following the announced amendments to Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, which we wrote about here, there are changes that will likely bring more scrutiny for Canadians and Canadian businesses abroad.
Guy Giorno is a partner with Fasken Martineau who practises public law with an emphasis on accountability and ethics laws.
On February 5, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced Senate Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, which will impact Canadian companies operating overseas.
On February 5, 2013, the Canadian government introduced amendments to the "Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act".
The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has recently announced amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act that will enhance Canada's efforts to combat corruption and bribery in international business transactions.
The federal government has recently tabled amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act which, if passed, would give Canada a much broader reach and pose a more serious threat to Canadians and Canadian businesses who attempt to gain a business advantage through bribery.
On February 5, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
Canada has proposed significant amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
The Canadian government announced that it is "redoubling" its fight against bribery and corruption and expects "Canadian business to play by the rules."
On February 5, 2013, broad amendments to the "Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act" (CFPOA) were tabled in the Senate through Bill S-14.
The government of Canada has recently announced important amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
A discussion on the ultimate bankruptcy of Nortel, a dramatic and sad chapter in the history of a Canadian corporate icon, and the allegations of criminal fraud incriminating three of its former executives.
In light of the recent decision of R v. Dunn, in which the former CEO, CFO, and Controller of Nortel Networks Inc. were acquitted of fraud, the question of whether Canada is a tough jurisdiction for corporate criminals has again become a subject of popular discussion.
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.
On January 22, 2013, Griffiths Energy International Inc. (GEI), a privately held oil and gas company based in Calgary, plead guilty to bribery charges under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
The much-anticipated judgment in R v. Dunn, in which the former CEO, CFO, and Controller of Nortel Networks were prosecuted for fraud in association with inaccuracies in Nortel’s reported financial results, was released on January 12. All three were acquitted.
It is increasingly common for counsel to find themselves dealing with a civil action in which one party may be facing criminal or regulatory sanctions arising from the same events underlying the civil action.
On December 7, 2012, the Competition Bureau announced that charges have been laid against five individuals for violations of the Criminal Code of Canada and of the Competition Act, in relation to tactics used in two Montréal-based telemarketing operations.