John W. Boscariol: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

John W. Boscariol

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Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416-601-7835

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Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • China
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Technology & Licensing
  • International Trade & Investment Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Procurement
 
Mailing AddressSuite 5300, TD Bank Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, ON, M5K 1E6
 
University University of Toronto, B.Comm., Finance/Marketing, Gold Medalist, 1990
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1995; Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., International Trade/Competition Law, 1998
 
Admitted1995, Ontario
 
Biography

John W. Boscariol is head of the firm's International Trade & Investment Law Group and a partner in the Litigation Group.

John advises both private and public sector clients on the application of laws governing foreign investment and the cross-border trade in goods, services and technology. His practice focuses on enforcement and compliance matters regarding anti-corruption laws and policies, economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, blocking measures (Cuba), national security measures, anti-dumping, countervail and safeguard measures, government procurement, and customs and tariffs. He has also developed a recognized expertise in the interpretation and enforcement of international trade and investment protection agreements, such as the agreements of the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, bilateral investment treaties, and regional trade agreements,.

In addition to advising his clients on strategic planning, compliance and enforcement, John regularly deals with various government agencies responsible for the administration of these laws and appears before panels, courts, and tribunals hearing disputes involving international trade and investment matters.

John advises foreign and domestic clients across a wide range of sectors and industries impacted by international trade and investment measures, including financial services, mining, energy, natural resources, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, clothing and apparel, manufacturing, technology and licensing, software, transportation, defence, food, beverage and other consumer products, biotechnology, public-private partnerships and infrastructure.

In 2014, John was named by Expert Guide's Best of the Best (Global) as one of the world's top 30 international trade attorneys. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Award for International Trade Compliance Lawyer of the Year (Canada) and the 2014 Corporate International Magazine Global Award for International Compliance Lawyer of the Year in Canada. In 2013, he was selected as the International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year in Toronto by Best Lawyers in Canada.

In 2012, John received the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters' Member of the Year Award for his work with this leading industry organization. He was also selected as the 2013 International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year in Toronto by Best Lawyers in Canada.

In 2011, based on nominations and recommendations from in-house counsel, John was also selected as the sole recipient of the International Law Office/Association of Corporate Counsel Client Choice Award - Trade and Customs (Canada). The criteria for the award focus on the ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. He is the first lawyer in Canada to ever receive this award for work on international trade matters.

Martindale-Hubbell rates John as AV Preeminent, their highest level of professional excellence and Chambers Global ranks him in Tier One for WTO/International Trade. He has also been ranked highly in numerous other national and international directories, including The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, International Who's Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers, Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, Expert Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers - Best of the Best, Lexpert, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in Canada.

He has published papers and articles on current trade and investment issues in various business and legal journals, including the Kluwer Global Trade and Customs Journal, Law and Policy in International Business, International Trade Law & Regulation, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the National Banking Law Review, International Business Lawyer, and the Ivey Business Journal.

John is active in the leadership of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, and is currently Division Chair (Public International Law) with responsibility for the Anti-Corruption, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anti-Money Laundering, International Human Rights, and Refugee Law Committees . He is Senior Adviser and Past Co-Chair of the ABA Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee. He is also active in Canadian bar associations, including as Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association International Law Section and as a member of the Canadian Bar Association's Joint Committee on Anti-Corruption.

He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters' Export Committee and sits on IE Canada's Advocacy Council. He is also a member of the Canadian Council for the Americas, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto, and the Royal Canadian Military Institute.

John is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences and seminars on trade and investment matters. Speaking engagements include the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the World Customs Organization in Brussels, the Annual Conference of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Commodity Tax Symposium of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts and the Annual Research Seminar of the Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation. He has lectured in the Master of Laws (international trade) program at Osgoode Hall Law School, and at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto. He also teaches IE Canada's Customs Duty and International Trade Course at locations across Canada.

John received his B. Comm. (Gold Medalist) from the University of Toronto in 1990. He received his LLB from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario bar in 1995. In 1998, he received his LLM (International Trade and Competition Law) from the Osgoode Hall Law School.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS, ATTRIBUTIONS AND SPEECHES (2013 TO PRESENT)

•Speaker, US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar, U.S. Export Controls on Non-US Transactions: A Practical Guide, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montreal, May 4 - 7 , 2015.
•Speaker, The 4th Industry Forum on U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations Conference, American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute, Toronto, January 27-28, 2015
•Chair and Speaker, Lexpert Conference: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance, Calgary and Toronto, December 8 & 11, 2014.
•Lecturer, Ensuring Third-Party Anti-Corruption Compliance, the 7th Bribery and Foreign Corruption Course, Federated Press, Toronto, December 4 & 5, 2014.
•Speaker, Focus on Canada: How to Resolve Conflicts with US and Canadian Sanctions, the 5th Annual Economic Sanctions Boot Camp, American Conference Institute, New York, December 3 - 4, 2014.
•Co-Chair and Lecturer, Sanctions Risk Management Program, AML and Financial Crime Course, Federated Press, Toronto, November 27 & 28, 2014.
•Speaker, International Law: From BNP Paribas to Kiev - Recent Developments in Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, the Seminal Export Controls Program, the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, November 10, 2014.
•Speaker, The Canadian Perspective: Waging War Financially - Economic and Trade Sanctions in the 21st Century, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, October 22, 2014.
•John W. Boscariol, Speaker, ITAR & Controlled Goods: Canadian Defense Production Act & CGP Amendments - Practical Compliance & Enforcement Issues, IE Canada 83rd Annual National Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, October 7, 2014
•Speaker, Regulatory Pitfalls in M&A and Other Cross-Border Business Activities, American Bar Association National Institute on Regulation & Compliance: FCPA, OFAC & Export Control, Washington DC, October 2, 2014.
•CETA Will Create a Two-Tiered System for Investment Canada Act Reviews, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, September 23, 2014.
•Quoted in What Canada's New Trade Treaty with China Means to You Ottawa's FIPA with Beijing might keep you from getting burned in the Asian powerhouse, by Jared Mitchell, PROFIT Magazine's PROFITguide.com, September 19, 2014.
•Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, September 17, 2014.
•Canada's Foreign Investment Protection Agreement With China Takes Effect on October 1, 2014, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, September 16, 2014.
•Quoted in Canada Quietly Removes 2 Russian Banks 'Mistakenly' on Sanctions List, The Moscow Times, September 19, 2014.
•Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, September 17, 2014.
•Canada's Foreign Investment Protection Agreement With China Takes Effect on October 1,m2014, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, September 16, 2014.
•Speaker, Mitigating Corruption Risk in Today's Aggressive Enforcement Environment, Marcus Evans 2 nd Annual Canadian Oil and Gas Contract Management Conference, Calgary, September 10, 2014.
•Quoted in Russian Sanctions Lead Boards to Weigh 'Plan B': Companies that breach the sanctions face significant reputational and financial risk, by Mellissa J. Anderson, Financial Times, Agenda, August 18, 2014.
•Quoted in Leaked CETA document raises concerns, questions, by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, August 18, 2014.
•Quoted in Leaked text foretells U.S.-EU trade talks, by Adam Behsudi, Politico Pro Magazine, August 14, 2014.
•Quoted in What Russian Sanctions Mean For Your Business by Jared Mitchell, PROFIT Magazine's PROFITguide.com, August 13, 2014.
•Quoted in Trading down? How international trade deals could force Canada to drop oversight over a growing number of regulatory issues by Justin Ling, National Magazine, The Canadian Bar Association, August 12, 2014.
•Quoted in Global Antibribery Fight Hardens - Billions Won by the U.S. Spur Other Countries to Get Probes Under Way, by Ben DiPietro, The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2014.
•Russia/Ukraine Economic Sanctions Update: New Measures Target the Energy, Financial and Defence Sectors, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, July 25, 2014.
•Speaker, CANADA - 35 Reported CFPOA Investigations and Counting: Update on CFPOA Expanding Jurisdiction, RCMP's New Authority and the Most Active 12 Months in CFPOA Enforcement History, Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory and Enforcement Update Conference, The American Conference Institute, Washington D.C., July 14 , 2014.
•Speaker, Export Compliance Control and Business Ethics in Energy Supply Chain Contracts, CI Energy Group's 2nd Annual supply Chain Contracts for Energy - Proactive Strategies to Mitigate Risk, Manage costs and Ensure Successful Delivery, Canadian Institute, Calgary, June 23-24, 2014.
•Speaker, ACAMS 2nd Annual Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Conference, The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Toronto, June 9-10, 2014.
•Lecturer, Customs Enforcement, AMPS, and Appeals; Anti-Dumping, Countervail, and Safeguards; Import and Export Controls and Trade Embargoes; International Trade and Investment Agreements, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Customs Duty and International Trade Course, Calgary, May 15, 2014.
•Chair and Speaker, Mitigating Corruption Risk: Latest Developments in Canadian Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement and the View from the RCMP, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Calgary, Alberta, May 13, 2014.
•Speaker, Regulation of Controlled Defence Goods and Technology in Canada and Conflicts with U.S. ITAR, U.S. Export Controls on Non-US Transactions: A Practical Guide, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montreal, May 7, 2014.
•Speaker, Managing the Relationship Between Canadian and U.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions: Compliance and Enforcement Issues, U.S. Export Controls on Non-US Transactions: A Practical Guide, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montreal, May 6, 2014.
•More Russian Entities Hit by Canadian Economic Sanctions, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, May 5, 2014.
•Speaker, Perspectives from the EU and Canada: Compliance Expectations for Global Financial Institutions and Exporters, the 7th Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement & Compliance - How to Company with Evolving Sanctions Restrictions amid New, Emerging OFAC, SEC and DOJ Enforcement Risks, The American Conference Institute, Washington D.C., May 1, 2014.
•Quoted in U.S. takes aim at Putin with Sanctions on Inner Circle, by Janet McFarland and Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail, April 28, 2014.
•Canada Expands Economic Sanctions Against Russia, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, April 28, 2014.
•Significant Amendments to Canadian Export and Technology Transfer Controls, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, April 24, 2014.
•Quoted in Parts sent to Iran net Red Deer company $90,000 fine, by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, April 21, 2014.
•Speaker, Winds of Change: Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) The 2014 CCCA National Conference, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association-Canada Bar Association, Calgary, April 8, 2014.
•Canadian Government Launches Consultations on Mandatory Payment Disclosure Rules, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, April 2, 2014.
•Speaker, The Growing Impact of Canadian Trade Controls: An Update on Economic Sanctions and Export Controls, Canada Committee of Section of International Law, American Bar Association, Toronto, March 26, 2014.
•Quoted in Sanctions against Russia Mean Greater Due Diligence, Risk Management, by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 24, 2014.
•Speaker, CFPOA - The Defence Perspective, The Foreign Bribery Investigations Anti-Corruption Seminar of Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP, Airdrie, Alberta, March 19, 2014.
•New Canadian Economic Sanctions Measures Target Russian and Crimean Officials, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, March 18, 2014.
•Ukraine, Economic Sanctions and Trade, National Magazine, The Canadian Bar Association, March 17, 2014.
•Speaker, CFPOA - The Defence Perspective, The Foreign Bribery Investigations Anti-Corruption Seminar of Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP, Airdrie, Alberta, March 19, 2014.
•Canada and South Korea Reach Long-Awaited Free Trade and Investment Agreement, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, March 11, 2014.
•Canada Imposes Economic Sanctions Against Former Ukrainian Regime: Is Russia Next?, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, March 6, 2014.
•Speaker, ITAR & Controlled Goods: Canadian Defense Production Act & CGP Proposed Amendments - Practical Compliance & Enforcement Issues, the 11th Annual Western Regional Conference of I.E. Canada, Calgary, February 26, 2014.
•Quoted in UK discusses contract sanctions: UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office seeking comments on potential creation of 'contract sanctions', which would prevent contracts between companies and sanctioned regimes from being enforced in national courts, Global Investigations Review (UK), February 26, 2014.
•Speaker, Canada-Europe Trade and Investment Agreement - A Look Ahead, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Toronto, February 18, 2014.
•Speaker, Anti-Corruption Compliance for Importers and Exporters, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Webinar, February 12, 2014.
•CETA: Still Waiting on the Details, National Magazine, The Canadian Bar Association, February 11, 2014.
•Speaker, Hot Topics in White Collar Crime, Cross-Border Litigation Forum of Cambridge International Forums, Inc., February 11, 2014.
•Speaker, Social Media Strategy and Professionalism, The Practice of Law in the Digital Age Conference, The Commons Institute, Toronto, January 30, 2014.
•Moderator, What Can Now Trigger a Government Investigation of Your Export & Re-Export Activities: How Export Control Reform Has Changed the Enforcement Landscape and Increased Coordination between U.S. and Canadian Officials, the American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute's 3rd Forum on U.S. Export and Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations for Canadian Operations, Toronto, January 29, 2014.
•How to Keep on Top of Trade Deals, profitguide.com, January 28, 2014.
•Let's make history' - how the Canada-EU trade agreement is breaking new ground, legalweek.com, January 23, 2014.
•Recommendations Issued for Canada's Mandatory Payment Disclosure Regime, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, January 16, 2014.
•A Very Busy Year for Canadian Economic Sanctions and Export Controls With More to Follow in 2014, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, January 10, 2014
•Canada Experiences its Most Active year Yet in Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, January 8, 2014.
•Mitigating Our Clients' Corruption Exposure: Risk Assessment is the First Step, Canadian International Lawyer, Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2, Canadian Bar Association (December 2013).
•Speaker, Understanding the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA): Remaining Questions and Next Steps, Webinar, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association-Canada Bar Association, December 17, 2013.
•Chair, Course Leader, Introduction And Overview of The Anti-Corruption Landscape For Canadian Companies, Lexpert Conference: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught, Calgary and Toronto, December 9 & 12, 2013.
•Speaker, M&A Anti-Corruption Due Diligence, Lexpert Conference: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught, Calgary and Toronto, December 9 & 12, 2013.
•Speaker, Mitigating Agent, Consultant and Third Party Risk, Lexpert Conference: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught, Calgary and Toronto, December 9 & 12, 2013.
•Lecturer, Ensuring Third-Party Anti-Corruption Compliance, 6th Bribery and Foreign Corruption Course, Federated Press, Toronto, December 11, 2013.
•Speaker, Corruption Part I: Strategic - Company Corruption and the Expectations of Boards and Audit Committees, the 9th Annual Conference for Audit Committees, the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, Toronto, November 28, 2013.
•Speaker, Developments in White Collar Criminal Defence and Internal Investigations: The Year in Review, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Toronto, November 27, 2013.
•Lecturer, Customs Enforcement, AMPS, and Appeals; Anti-Dumping, Countervail, and Safeguards; Import and Export Controls and Trade Embargoes; International Trade and Investment Agreements, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Customs Duty and International Trade Course, Toronto, November 21, 2013.
•Canada Launches Consultations on Major Changes to the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Program, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, November 20, 2013.
•Speaker, Trade Remedies presentation to Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation of Ministry of Commerce of China, Toronto, November 6, 2013.
•Canada Releases Technical Summary of EU-Canada Trade and Investment Deal, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, October 30, 2013.
•Speaker, Hot Trade and Customs Issues in the Retail and Consumer Products Industry, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Toronto, October 24, 2013.
• 3 Ways the Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Trip You Up, profitguide.com, October 23, 2013 .
•Speaker, Understanding Corruption Risk for Directors & Officers of Canadian Companies with Foreign Operations , McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Toronto, October 23, 2013.
•Moderator, The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act: Overview and Basics of a Compliance Program, Fighting Foreign Corruption: Complying with Tough New Laws in Canada and Around the World, Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, October 21, 2013.
•Quoted in Canada strikes trade deal with European Union Duties on range of agricultural products to be eliminated by Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop, Canadian HR Reporter, October 21, 2013.
•Canada and the European Union Agree to Historic Trade and Investment Deal, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, October 18, 2013.
•Quoted in Canada's livestock farmers big winners in EU deal, dairy a loser, By: Rod Nickel, The Alberta Farmer Express, October 18, 2013.
•Quoted in New trade deal big on 'potential' benefits, if Canadian firms can take advantage, by Julian Beltrame, Calgary Herald, The Canadian Press, October 18, 2013.
•Quoted in Say cheese - EU strikes trade deal with Canada, looks to U.S., by Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop, The Reuters, October 18, 2013.
•Canada Preparing to Impose a 100-% Surtax on Imports From the United States, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, October 7, 2013.
•Quoted in Cracking down on corruption, by Jim Middlemiss, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, September 2013.
•Facilitator, The Canadian GC in the Global Environment, The 2013 Quorum Club , Toronto, September 26, 2013.
•Speaker, Compliance In Cross-Border Research - The Impact of Canadian Controlled Goods Program and United States Export Controls On Research Projects, sponsored by the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International) and Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA), Toronto, September 23-24, 2013.
•Quoted in A double dose of transparency - Paired with its new anti-corruption rules, Ottawa's call for explicit disclosure of all payments made by Canadian companies to foreign governments and officials brings a new standard of offshore accountability to the boardroom, by Rob Colapinto, Listed Magazine, September 16, 2013.
•Are You at Risk? The 5 Pillars of a Solid Compliance Program - Canada has stepped up anti-corruption enforcement. What every SME with international operations needs to know , profitguide.com, September 11, 2013.
•Moderator and Speaker, Best Practices in Export Compliance: Five Key Issues in Canadian Trade Control Compliance and Enforcement, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Webinar, September 10, 2013.
•Speaker, Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance in the Retail Sector, Retail Council of Canada General Counsel Roundtable, September 4, 2013.
•First Trial Under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Results in Conviction, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, August 28, 2013.
•Quoted in Enforcement of Foreign Bribery Cases Goes International, by Jaclyn Jaeger, Compliance Week, August 27, 2013.
•5 Crucial Steps for Pain-Free Exporting Avoid getting tripped up by compliance laws. Take these steps before talking to investors or buyers, profitguide.com, August 21, 2013.
•Quoted in Export plan adds urgency to Canada-EU oil sands quality debate, by Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, August 21, 2103.
•Quoted, Canadian Mining Industry Embraces Transparency Initiative, by Drew Hasselback, Legal Post, Financial Post, July 30, 2013.
•Moderator and Speaker, Best Practices in Export Compliance: Five Key Issues in Canadian Trade Control Compliance and Enforcement, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Webinar, July 16, 2013.
•Quoted in Bribery Concerns Scupper Resource Mergers, by Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2013.
•U.S. Laws Pertaining to Transacting with the DPRK: Overview of U.S. Sanctions and Export Control Laws as they pertain to the DPRK for non-governmental organizations, universities and businesses , the Symposium of Legal Issues Operating or Doing Business in the DPRK: Implications for NGOs, Universities, and Businesses, hosted by the National Committee on North Korea and the Export Control and Sanctions Committee of the American Bar Association, Washington, DC, June 27, 2013.
•Changes to Canada's Anti-Corruption Regime Are Now in Force, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, June 20, 2013.
•Canada Announces New Initiative for Disclosure of Payments to Governments, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, June 13, 2013.
•Chair and Moderator, The ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program: An Update from the Regulators, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Ontario, June 4, 2013.
•Shifting Sands In Canadian Anti-bribery and Trade Control Laws Raise The Stakes In M&A Due Diligence, Financier Worldwide, June 2013.
•Canada Imposes Wide-Reaching Export, Import and Investment Bans Against Iran, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, May 30, 2013.
•Lecturer, Customs Enforcement, AMPS, and Appeals; Anti-Dumping, Countervail, and Safeguards; Import and Export Controls and Trade Embargoes; International Trade and Investment Agreements, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Customs Duty and International Trade Course, Edmonton, May 9, 2013.
•Speaker, Regulation of Controlled Military Goods and Technology in Canada and Interaction with U.S. ITAR, U.S. Defence Trade Controls Seminar, U.S. Export Controls on Non-US Transactions: A Practical Guide, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montreal, May 8, 2013.
•Speaker, Managing the Relationship Between Canadian and U.S. Export Controls and Trade Embargoes, U.S. Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar, U.S. Export Controls on Non-US Transactions: A Practical Guide, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montreal, May 7, 2013.
•Speaker, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement in the Retail Sector, Retail Counsel of Canada General Counsel Roundtable Meeting, May 2, 2013.
•A Closer Look at the Griffiths Energy Case: Lessons and Insights on Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement, Canadian Corporate Counsel, Volume 22, Number 6, May 2013.
•Speaker, Key Canadian Trade and Investment Issues in Doing Business in India, Doing Business In India: Selected Legal and Commercial Issues, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Toronto, April 30, 2013.
•Speaker, Crucial Compliance Considerations for Financial Institutions and Related Services, Economic Sanctions Summit, The Canadian Institute's 12th Annual Forum on Anti-Money Laundering, Toronto, April 26, 2013.
•Quoted in The Crackdown; After decades of turning a blind eye, the RCMP is going after companies that bribe foreigners. SNC-Lavalin was just the start. Dozens of firms are now waiting for the Mounties' knock on the boardroom door, by John Lorinc, Canadian Business, April 15, 2013.
•Quoted in Fighting Corruption Abroad, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, by Stephanie Riccio, National Magazine, The Canadian Bar Association, March 2013 Vol. 22, No. 2.
•Chair and Speaker, Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement in the Resources Sector: A Discussion with the RCMP and the Crown, McCarthy Tetrault Advance, Calgary, February 27, 2013.
•Speaker, A Canadian Perspective on US Trade Controls, Re-Exporting of US-Origin Goods: Complying with Canadian and US Export Controls, IE Canada 10th Annual Western Regional Conference, Calgary, February 26, 2013.
•A Closer Look at the Griffiths Energy Case: Lessons and Insights on Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement, McCarthy Tetrault Legal Update, February 13, 2013.

 
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Canada to Update Its Export and Technology Transfer Controls
John W. Boscariol, November 17, 2014
The Canadian government has announced that it will be making significant changes to its export and technology transfer controls to bring them into line with its international obligations. The changes to Canada’s Export Control List include additions, modifications and removals of a range of...

Canada Introduces New Payment Disclosure Regime: The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
John W. Boscariol,Robert A. Glasgow, November 15, 2014
The Canadian government has introduced for first reading in the House of Commons the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), as part of an omnibus legislative package referred to as Bill C-43. The ESTMA contains broad reporting obligations with respect to payments to governments made...

CETA Will Create a Two-Tiered System for Investment Canada Act Reviews
Oliver J. Borgers,John W. Boscariol,Robert A. Glasgow,Shea T. Small, September 26, 2014
The text of the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is due to be released soon, but it remains to be seen if the Canadian government will clarify which countries, in addition to those in the EU, will benefit from the higher $1.5-billion threshold for...



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