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Cullen Commission releases final report on money laundering in British Columbia

Canada - June 23 2022 On June 15, 2022, the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia led by the Honourable Austin F. Cullen as Commissioner (the…

Malcolm Aboud, Sarah Firestone, Lawrence E. Ritchie

White-collar defence: Increasing risks and enforcement activity

Canada - December 8 2021 For businesses, this year was marked by continued increases in compliance risks relating to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were…

Malcolm Aboud, Sarah Firestone, Emily Lynch, Frédéric Plamondon, Lawrence E. Ritchie

The Pandora Papers: associated risks and the rising importance of beneficial ownership

Canada - November 1 2021 On October 3, 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (the ICIJ) leaked the “Pandora Papers” - a collection of roughly 11.9…

Malcolm Aboud, Jayne Cooke, Lawrence E. Ritchie

World Bank debars three companies in effort to promote higher integrity standards

Canada - July 20 2021 On June 30, 2021, The World Bank Group (the World Bank) announced the debarment of three companies for alleged sanctionable misconduct: Crosswords…

Malcolm Aboud, Sarah Firestone, Rebecca Orsini

Key developments in white-collar defence

Canada - December 9 2020 This year was marked by uncertainty and increased risk for businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While white-collar enforcement activity…

Malcolm Aboud, Sonja Pavic, Frédéric Plamondon, Lawrence E. Ritchie