Heightened scrutiny of corporate practices, and the increasing scope of government investigations and prosecutions are raising the importance of
With the growing sophistication and globalization of corporations, countries are increasingly looking for new methods to combat and prosecute
Casting the First Stone: The Karigar case was the first real test of Canada's anti-corruption legislation. Nazir Karigar ("K") was convicted under a
The prolonged economic downturn and the fear of prolonged deflation have put new financial strains on governments. Governments everywhere are looking
On February 5, 2013, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that the federal government is amending the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials
After a quiet first decade, Canadian authorities are stepping up enforcement of Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Recent events in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia and further turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa may spill over into other regions of the world.
With the recent shocking findings of the Oliphant Inquiry concerning apparently "gratuitous" cash payments to former prime minister Brian Mulroney, and the current high-profile BasiVirk trial in British Columbia regarding allegations of bribery and corruption, it is perhaps time for a short lesson in the law related to corruption of public officials.
After a decade in force, Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act ("CFPOA") has yielded only one prosecution.
The World Bank estimates international corruption at a trillion U.S. dollars annually.