Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Tables Amendments to Stregthen Anti-Bribery Laws

On February 5, 2013, Canada took a leap forward by tabling in the Senate amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). Bill S-14 "An Act to Amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act"...

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...

Canadian Businesses Should "Open Their Eyes" to the Business and Political Risks of International Business

Canadian businesses should continue to pursue international business opportunities because we can and should. Canadian businesses should also reflect on current events in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya (and Madagascar, Honduras, Oman,...

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...

My Predictions for 2011

You do not need be a psychic to make predictions. I have been watching the trends in the new trade laws and cases. The trends are:

A. Accountability - Following the law is not a suggestion - individuals and partnerships will be...

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...

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...

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Sentencing News

Much has been made in the general press about the 87-month sentence recently handed down to Charles Jumet in connection with bribes paid to former Panamanian government officials to secure contracts for his company, Ports...

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...