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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 29 Mar 2019

Proposed Changes to Anti-Corruption Rules for Federal Government Procurement and Real Estate Leasing

The recent furor surrounding the federal government with regard to procurement rules has raised awareness of the tough penalties that can apply to


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 21 Feb 2018

Illegality and Corruption in International Arbitration: The Role of Arbitrators and Counsel

We all know the majority of arbitration rules impose confidentiality obligations on arbitrators and counsel. But, they typically do not address


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 24 Jul 2017

No Bribe, No Bribee, No Essential Offence Elements in Canada But Conspiracy Conviction Under CFPOA Affirmed

On July 6, the Ontario Court of Appeal released the first Canadian appellate decision to address the scope of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 26 May 2014

First prison sentence under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act sends strong message to business community

On May 23, 2014, Mr. Justice Charles Hackland of the Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa sentenced business executive Nazir Karigar to three years in


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 20 Jun 2013

Changes to the Canadian anti-corruption regime are now in force

On June 19, 2013, Bill S-14: The Fighting Foreign Corruption Act, received Royal Assent, thereby bringing into force the most significant changes to


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 6 Feb 2013

Significant amendments proposed to strengthen Canada’s anti-corruption regime

On February 5, 2013, Bill S-14, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act was introduced into Canada's Senate. It proposes the most significant amendments


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | USA, Canada | 21 Nov 2012

Foreign corruption risk mitigation: the importance of recent U.S. FCPA guidance to Canadian companies

Over the last year and a half, Canadian corporate culture has been undergoing significant change in response to new and vigorous enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Crown prosecutors.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 21 Nov 2011

A deeper dive into Canada’s first significant foreign bribery case: Niko Resources Ltd

The guilty plea of Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) represents the most significant development in Canada’s efforts to fight foreign bribery since the 1999 implementation of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 27 Jun 2011

$9.5 million fine is first significant action under Canada’s foreign corruption law

On June 24, 2011, after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of bribing a foreign public official, Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) was sentenced to a fine of approximately $9.5 million and placed on three years’ probation.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jul 2010

United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010 legal update

On April 8, 2010, the Bribery Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law in the United Kingdom.

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