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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...

Canadian Supreme Court rules on online anonymity – Potential impact on fraud investigations?

On June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered the landmark decision of R. v. Spencer (“Spencer“).  In this decision, Mr. Justice Thomas...

Report: Shipping ports can become targets of hacking groups

15 July 2014 - US authorities recently released a report which concluded that the US Department of Homeland Security needs to better address port...

US Court of Appeals vacates decision limiting attorney-client privilege in internal investigations

In an anticipated and welcomed decision issued Friday, June 27, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a District Court...

U.S. SEC Brings First Anti-Retaliation Case Under Whistleblower Protection Rules

18 June 2014 - On Monday, June 16, 2014 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought its first charge under anti-retaliation provisions introduced...

First jail sentence in Canada for foreign corrupt practices

Nazir Karigar, a former agent of an Ottawa high-tech company was sentenced on May 23, 2014 to a penitentiary term of three years for...

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Appeal Court considers meaning of “Instrumentality” under the FCPA

23 May 1014 - On May 16, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit handed down its eagerly anticipated decision in...

US Treasury Department signs Tax Compliance Agreement with Gibraltar

On May 8, 2014, the United States Department of the Treasury and the Government of Gibraltar signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). This agreement will...

US SEC expands probe into hiring practices

On May 7, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that US SEC expanded its investigation into large banks‘ hiring practices in Asia. The SEC contacted at...

First successful extradition by US DOJ on antitrust charge

On April 4, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the first successfully litigated extradition on an antitrust charge. The...

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