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McMillan LLP | Canada | 24 Sep 2018

white collar defence and government investigations

Heightened scrutiny of corporate practices, and the increasing scope of government investigations and prosecutions are raising the importance of


McMillan LLP | Canada | 7 Jul 2018

Deferred Prosecution Agreements - A New Canadian Regime

With the growing sophistication and globalization of corporations, countries are increasingly looking for new methods to combat and prosecute


McMillan LLP | Canada | 29 May 2014

"The Karigar sentence and the future of anti-corruption sentencing under the CFPOA"

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


McMillan LLP | Global | 5 Apr 2013

Seven corporate sins as a source of government revenue and economic stimulus

The prolonged economic downturn and the fear of prolonged deflation have put new financial strains on governments. Governments everywhere are looking


McMillan LLP | Canada | 25 Feb 2013

Canada gets tough on foreign corrupt practices

On February 5, 2013, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that the federal government is amending the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials


McMillan LLP | Canada | 2 Apr 2012

Foreign corruption compliance: should you have an anti-bribery compliance program?

After a quiet first decade, Canadian authorities are stepping up enforcement of Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.


McMillan LLP | Canada | 7 Mar 2011

Risky business: doing business in near-failed and failed states

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.


McMillan LLP | Canada | 30 Aug 2010

Corruption of government officials: gifts that keep on giving

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.


McMillan LLP | Canada | 1 Feb 2010

The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

After a decade in force, Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act ("CFPOA") has yielded only one prosecution.


McMillan LLP | Canada | 17 Jul 2007

Facing corruption

The World Bank estimates international corruption at a trillion U.S. dollars annually.

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