Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Export Development Canada Asks For Signed Declaration Re Anti-Corruption Compliance

The Export Development Corporation (EDC) asks entities with which it does business to make certifications regarding compliance with Canadian and other anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws.  Pursuant to the Corruption of Public...

Canada's Office of Superindendent of Financial Institutions Issues Notice on Libyan Sanctions

On March 1, 2011, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada released a notice regarding the new regulations implementing the United Nations Resolution on Libya and taking special economic measures. For a copy...

Canada Introduces Legislative Tools to Freeze Assets of Corrupt Foreign Regimes Located in Canada

On March 3, 2011, Canada's Prime Minister Harper and Justice Minister Nicholson introduced in Canada's House of Commons important new legislation (the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes Act), which will, when passed, provide the...

Transparency International Canada Releases Anti-Corruption Checklist

On January 31, 2011, Transparency International Canada released its Anti-Corruption Checklist (First Edition) - www.transparency.ca/New/Files/TI-Canada_Anti-Corruption_Checklist_2011.pdf

This is an important document...

Canada Has 23 Active Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Investigations Ongoing

Transparency International Canada stated in a press release issued on January 31, 2011 that:

The recent revelation from the RCMP Sensitive Investigations and International Anti-Corruption Unit that 23 CFPOA investigations are...

Tom Fox/Jonathan Marks 13 Steps Compliance Action Plan

My friend Tom Fox has recently posted two posts on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog:

1. Jonathan Marks' 13 Step FCPA Compliance Action Plan (January 11, 2011) -...

In What Direction Is Trade Compliance Going?

The answer is: Higher! Deeper!

If we take a moment to look at the headlines of 2010, we should predict what are the new risks that will need to be covered:

Preventing Wikileaks and similar divulgence of sensitive...

FCPA Updates From Paris

The International Law Section of the American Bar Association held its fall meeting in Paris the first week in November. One of the more interesting programs was entitled "Briber Beware: International Enforcement of the Foreign...

More Significant Anti-Corruption Fines to Follow

OECD Report Released

During an October 2010 webinar hosted by the Journal of Commerce and moderated by Susan Kohn Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Chuck Duross, Department of Justice (Justice) Deputy Chief, Fraud Section,...

Why Does It Appear Anti-Bribery Enforcement Is Lacking in Canada?

On October 2, 2010, I gave a presentation at the University of Windsor, Center for Transnational Law and Justice concerning Canada's anti-bribery laws. The theme of my presentation was that Canada takes a balanced approach to...

Never Flunk the Attitude Test!

Proving yet again that if you flaunt the law in an egregious enough manner, the federal government will come after you full force, Thomas George, the former CEO of Sterling Seafood Corp., was sentenced to 22 months in prison for...

Bill C-300 Needs a Royal Recommendation Before It Can Pass Third Reading

Bill C-300 "An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil and Gas in Developing Countries" requires a royal recommendation before it can pass third reading Canada's House of Commons. This point of...

Canadian NGOs and Labour Rights Groups Ask RCMP to Investigation Blackfire Exploration for Bribery of Foreign Official

In March 2010, MiningWatch Canada and a coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations and labour rights groups asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Anti-Corruption Unit (RCMP-AICU) to investigate Blackfire Exploration...

Beauty and Bribery - Two Words I Would Not Expect To Use Together

Four Avon Products International (Avon) employees (including the President and Chief Financial Officer of the China operations) have been suspended after an internal investigation into improper payments (bribery) to Chinese...

First Conviction Under Proceeds of Crime Law in BC Re Export of Unreported Cash

On April 7, 2010, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced the first conviction of an individual for failing to report outbound currency in excess of $10,000 under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist...

Fusion Forming at ICE?

We have heard a lot about fusion centers in the context of immigration issues, wherein government at all levels communicates and coordinates its efforts. It would appear that cooperative spirit is spreading.

In a February 19,...