On September 30, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the proposed text of the agreement to replace the 25-year-old North American Free...
Baker McKenzie hosted the Canada Aerospace & Defense Roundtable to discuss the security challenges facing Canada and its allies around the world featuring keynote speaker General Tom J. Lawson CMM, CD, Fmr CDS and Commander of NORAD.
Baker McKenzie Toronto hosted an event to discuss legal and policy issues relating to the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada. Here are the key takeaways.
The Canadian government has announced the results of its public consultation on corporate criminal wrongdoing and enforcement and a majority of participants in the consultation process favoured the implementation of a deferred prosecution agreements.
Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.
In the recent Ontario Superior Court decision a summary judgment was granted finding both fraud and grounds to pierce the corporate veil of a corporate defendant. This case demonstrates how liability for even the most serious causes of action can be established by way of summary judgment under certain conditions.
There has been a growing wave of significant lawsuits in Canada against corporations for alleged international labour and human rights violations in their overseas operations or supply chains. As a result, the question on whether longstanding principles of corporate liability in Canada are due for an update has been raised.
The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act has entered into force. The Act gives Canada the ability to impose unilateral sanctions against “foreign nationals” who are involved in corruption or gross violations of human rights.
Canada has formally repealed its exception for “facilitation payments” under its foreign anti-corruption legislation. These types of payments may now lead to criminal prosecution in Canada.
The explosive growth of corporate sustainability programs truly affirms the prominence, if not centrality, that many of these programs have within multinational producers across a wide variety of industries.