Mondaq Canada: Criminal Law
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On December 2, 2014, the OECD published its Foreign Bribery Report. It reviews the first 15 years of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.
Bennett Jones LLP
After a string of charges laid against individuals relating to SNC-Lavalin projects in Libya, Bangladesh, and Montreal, these are the first Canadian charges to be laid against the company itself.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On February 19, 2015, the RCMP National Division laid charges against the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., its division SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. and its subsidiary SNC-Lavalin International Inc. (together SNC).
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by the RCMP with paying bribes of nearly $48 million to Libyan government officials and defrauding Libya of nearly $130 million.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
As we noted previously on this blog, prosecutors in Canada and the United States have recently faced evidentiary challenges in prosecuting insider trading cases.
Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman
Let me start by saying I don't condone shoplifting. Seen as a mere nuisance by some, the 'five-finger-discount' is a petty crime that exacts a heavy toll year after year on retailers...
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Mining companies are looking beyond their domestic borders to compete in an increasingly multinational industry and, more than ever, in the most corruption- prone countries in the world.
Davis LLP
On December 2, 2014, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") released its ground-breaking Foreign Bribery Report.
Crowe Mackay LLP
Because the media focuses on the fraudulent activity that hits larger-scale companies, it is a common misconception that such activity doesn't occur in small or family-run businesses.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On Dec. 3, 2014, Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") for 2014.
The Ontario police launched a criminal investigation into the allegations that Jian Ghomeshi sexually assaulted women. So far nine women have come forward with their stories.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Government of Canada recently introduced proposed legislation creating mandatory public reporting of payments to governments and government officials by the extractive sector.
Dentons (Canada)
A Ministry of Labour Inspector was arrested and charged with breach of trust, accepting a benefit from a person having dealings with government, and extortion.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Transparency Internationalís annual assessment of the enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by member countries was released earlier today.
Cassels Brock
This primer provides a comprehensive overview of Canada's foreign corrupt practices regime including recent developments, cases of note and risk mitigation strategies.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Anti-corruption compliance efforts appear to be stalling, despite an increase in enforcement actions.
Saxe Law Office
Earlier this month, Torontonians learned that Brookfield Property Group was cutting the locks off of bikes parked outside their Hudsonís Bay Centre Building.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On June 4, 2014, the RCMP charged three individuals under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Canadian white collar criminals doing business abroad beware: offering bribes around the globe does not protect you from prosecution here in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Nazir Karigar was sentenced by the Ontario Superior Court to three years imprisonment under Canadaís Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
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Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by the RCMP with paying bribes of nearly $48 million to Libyan government officials and defrauding Libya of nearly $130 million.
The legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, once proclaimed, "your hands canít touch what your eyes canít see."
Davis LLP
There is a rising trend towards holding supervisors and managers legally responsible for accidents in the workplace.
Bennett Jones LLP
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark end-of-life decision in Carter v Canada (Attorney General).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
For a long time, there hasnít been any debate about an employerís right to use temporary suspension without pay as a disciplinary measure.
Speigel Nichols Fox LLP
In a trust claim, it has become commonplace to seek a request for a declaration that, if there is judgment for breach of trust, the judgment will survive the subsequent bankruptcy of the judgment debtor.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowlings, for a view of anti-bribery and compliance issues from Canada.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which received royal ascent on Dec. 9, 2014, has strengthened the rights and remedies afforded to brand owners in Canada.
McLennan Ross LLP
An Ontario court has sentenced two corporate directors to jail time and fined the company $250,000 when a worker was killed after falling from an elevated platform tacked on to the forks of a forklift.
Speigel Nichols Fox LLP
These issues were discussed in Grossman v. Toronto-Dominion Bank, a 2014 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision.
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