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Anti-Corruption, Money Laundering and Regulatory Compliance

BUSINESS - Anti-Corruption, Money Laundering and Regulatory Compliance

Our anti-corruption, money laundering and regulatory compliance team helps business entities, organizations and individuals confront and pursue regulatory, criminal, and commercial investigations, and assists them in developing compliance policies and procedures. We work with our clients to develop programs to detect, discourage, and prevent unethical or illegal conduct, and prevent them from running afoul of increasingly complex regulatory regimes. When issues do arise, we help clients minimize their financial and reputational risks, track and recover their assets, and preserve and enforce their legal rights. We are experienced in representing clients in civil, criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings, and are accustomed to overseeing litigation in multiple domestic and offshore jurisdictions.

  • Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering
    This is an evolving area of concern for companies who do business in foreign jurisdictions and for foreign and domestic companies doing business in Canada. We advise clients on the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, conflict of interest concerns involving domestic governments, and procurement issues.

  • Civil & Criminal Fraud
    We provide sophisticated and timely advice to clients who have been the victims of fraud and to those accused of having committed fraud. We have extensive experience obtaining orders freezing and tracing assets, and work closely with forensic accountants and other investigators to achieve the best results for our clients.

  • Securities
    We represent public companies and investment dealers at the Ontario Securities Commission. Our litigators are experienced in dealing with securities-related class actions.

  • Trusts
    We represent individuals, companies and beneficiaries in relation to domestic and offshore trusts, and the movement of wealth in foreign jurisdictions.

  • Competition/Antitrust
    We have acted both for and against Canada's Competition Bureau, having successfully litigated competition-related matters before the Competition Tribunal and Canada's appellate courts. The Competition Bureau has recently increased its enforcement activities, most notably in the areas of price-fixing and bid-rigging. Our lawyers are experienced in helping companies and individuals deal with Bureau investigations, and the civil suits and class actions that can follow on the heels of an antitrust investigation.