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Adapting U.S. compliance programs to incorporate Canada’s foreign corruption law

Canada, USA - December 15 2020 U.S. companies with a Canadian footprint tend to focus almost exclusively on the FCPA when assessing their foreign corruption law risk. While Canada’s…

Graeme Hamilton.

Court decision raises risk of securities class actions for companies receiving whistleblower report

Canada, USA - November 16 2020 Internal whistleblower reports raise a series of risks for securities issuers, including concerns about the risks of conducting an inadequate…

Adrian Pel.

OSC’s first whistleblower reprisal case is a cautionary tale for companies

Canada - August 13 2020 When the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched its Whistleblower Program in July 2016, a cornerstone of the regime was the new provisions in…

Companies Should Review Their Foreign Corruption Compliance Policies After SEC’s Recent Settlement with Canadian Firm

Canada, USA - October 7 2019 On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Vancouver-based Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport) and its…

OSC Settles First Ever Case Regarding Best Execution Obligation for Advisers

Canada - August 1 2019 On July 19, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) approved a settlement with Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. (CIM) over failures to…