Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

British Columbia Announces Changes to Softwood Stumpage

On January 14, 2009, the British Columbia Government announced that the Province will update Coastal stumpage rates to reflect market realities; introduce new measures to expand the use of B.C. wood in construction; support...

U.S. Customs Seized $273M in Counterfeit / Pirated Goods in 2008

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) reported an increase of 38% in the value of counterfeit goods the department seized in 2008 compared with 2007, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers...

Canada's Anti-Corruption Investigation - Niko Resources

Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the federal police force) is investigating Niko Resources Ltd., a Canadian company with operations in Bangladesh, for bribing foreign public officials.  The allegations are that Niko...

U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement to Come into Effect February 1, 2009

On January 16, 2009, Outgoing U.S. President George Bush U.S. issued a proclamation that sets the implementation date for the United States - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement as February 1, 2009. The U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion...