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Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

Existence of Compliance Program Will Not Lessen Punishment for Cartel Violations: US Antitrust Enforcers

Violation Means Compliance Program Was By Definition Ineffective Stark Contrast With New Draft Canadian Guidance In a pair of noteworthy and ultimately...

Ex-CEO attacks confidentiality of internal investigations in US court

The Wall Street Journal reported on 12 October 2014 that an ex-CEO is seeking to force his former employer to turn over the results...

First decision on “no spy guarantee” issued by German Federal Public Procurement Chamber

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its administrative guidance introducing a "no spy  guarantee" requirement for companies entering into certain  procurement contracts...

FATCA in Effect as of July 1, 2014: A Practical Overview

After four years in the making, including numerous delays, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") officially went into effect on July 1, 2014....

Draft Updates to Canadian Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin

On September 18, 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau (“CCB”) released a draft update of its Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin (“Bulletin”) for public comment. The...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

IRS Modifies the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures

On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced changes to the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) and the Non-Resident U.S....

Recent Developments in Chinese International Tax Law

Over the past two months, China produced a wave of interesting developments in international taxation. On June 26, just days before the Foreign Account...

Canadian court grants first-ever Canada-US extradition on antitrust charges

In a decision of April 4, 2014 (the “Decision”), the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) granted the extradition of an individual to the...

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