John W. Boscariol: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

John W. Boscariol

View John W. Boscariol 's Martindale-Hubbell Connected Profile
Partner
Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416-601-7835

Peer Rating
 4.8/5.0
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews
 

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.

Recently, based on nominations and recommendations from in-house counsel, John was 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. John is the first lawyer in Canada to ever receive this award for work on international trade matters.

Most recently, 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.

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, including as the Co-Chair of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee and the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Canada Committee. He is also active in Canadian bar associations, including as the Immediate 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 is 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 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 I.E. Canada's Customs Duty and International Trade Course at locations across Canada.

John received his B. Com (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 (2012 TO PRESENT)

· 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.

· Lecturer, Federated Press, the 6th Bribery and Foreign Corruption Course, Toronto, December 10 & 11, 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.

· 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.

· Speaker, "Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance in the Retail Sector", Retail Council of Canada General Counsel Roundtable, September 4, 2013.

· 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 Tétrault Legal Update, June 20, 2013.

· "Canada Announces New Initiative for Disclosure of Payments to Governments", McCarthy Tétrault 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 Tétrault 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, Montréal, 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, Montréal, May 7, 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, "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 Stéphanie 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 Tétrault 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 Tétrault Legal Update, February 13, 2013.

· "Significant Amendments Proposed to Strengthen Canada's Anti-Corruption Regime", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, February 6, 2013.

· Quoted in "Time for a new trade strategy?", by Hugo de Grandpré, National Magazine, The Canadian Bar Association, January/February 2013 Vol. 22, No. 1.

· Speaker, "Taking Advantage of Opportunities While Minimizing Risks: Bribery and Corruption", Joint PwC and McCarthy Tétrault Program, Toronto, January 29, 2013.

· Panelist, "Enforcement of BIT Arbitration Awards", Foreign Lawyers Forum, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation 2013 Midyear Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 25, 2013.

· Speaker, "Canadian Trade Controls in Shadow of United States", The American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute's 2nd Canadian Forum on U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance, Toronto, January 24, 2013.

· Co-Author, "Understanding and Mitigating Your Third Party Corruption Risk Under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, January 22, 2013.

· Chair and Speaker, "Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement in the Resources Sector: A Discussion with the RCMP and the Crown", McCarthy Tétrault Advance™, Vancouver, January 17, 2013.

· Speaker, "An Overview of Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Developments in 2012", Canada Committee of Section of International Law, American Bar Association, Toronto, January 16, 2013.

· "Key Canadian Economic Sanctions and Export Control Developments During 2012", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, January 11, 2013.

· Lecturer, "Ensuring Third Party Anti-Corruption Compliance", Federated Press, the 5th Bribery and Foreign Corruption Course, Toronto, December 6, 2012.

· 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, November 27 - 29, 2012.

· Speaker, "Mitigating Agent, Consultant And Third Party Risk", Lexpert Conference: "Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught", Calgary and Toronto, November 27 - 29, 2012. '

· Speaker, "Managing Anti-Corruption Risk in the Mining Sector: Canada Enters a New Era of Enforcement and Compliance", McCarthy Tétrault Mining in the Courts, Montreal, November 9, 2012.

· 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 8, 2012.

· Speaker, "CGP/ITAR and What It Means To Canadian Companies", IE Canada, Export Compliance Webinar Series, November 1, 2012.

· Quoted in "Clarification on foreign takeovers needed now to assure overseas investors", by Heather Gardiner, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, October 25, 2012.

· Speaker, "CFPOA/FCPA CFO Round table - Anti-corruption compliance & investigation program Mining & Resources", Joint BDO Canada and McCarthy Tétrault Program, Toronto, October 29, 2012.

· "McCarthy partner honoured by the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters", by Julius Melnitzer, Legal Post, Financial Post, October, 23, 2012.

· Moderator, "Re-exporting Of US Goods: Complying With Canadian and US Export Controls", IE Canada 81st Annual National Conference & Trade Show, Toronto, October 16, 2012.

· Speaker, "Economic Sanctions For Exporters: Mitigating Your Legal & Reputational Risk", IE Canada, Export Compliance Webinar Series, October 11, 2012.

· Quoted in "The Canada-China investment agreement's generous exception article", by BJ Siekierski, iPolitics, October 4, 2012.

· Co-Author, "A Primer on the New China-Canada Bilateral Investment Treaty", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, October 4, 2012.

· Quoted in "New rules bring added scrutiny to mining and energy companies, Greater transparency is the goal of rules targeting payments, but will competitiveness suffer?", by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, August 27, 2012.

· Quoted in "Risk assessment key to address anti-corruption risk exposure", Canadian Underwriter, Canada's Insurance and Risk Magazine, August 20, 2012.

· Quoted in "Are lawyers crying wolf with anti-corruption warnings? Critics suggest legal industry merely seeking fees", by Richard Foot, Law Times newspaper, August 13, 2012.

· "Anti-Corruption Compliance Message Received? Risk Assessment Is Your Next Step", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, August 13, 2012.

· Speaker, "To Disclose or not to Disclose? How to Determine if Voluntary Disclosure is an Appropriate Option", Canadian Institute Anti-Corruption & Bribery Compliance Conference, Compliance Solutions to Prevent Damage to Your Business and Reputation, Calgary, June 21, 2012.

· Moderator and Speaker, "Global Events and Local Sanctions: Navigating Risk Through the Arab Spring", Canadian Payments Association Conference, Payments Panorama 2012, Quebec City, June 6 - 8, 2012.

· "Anti-Corruption Compliance Message Received? Risk Assessment Is Your Next Step", AEMQ Bulletin, The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ), June, 2012.

· "Foreign Bribery Case: Niko Resources", Canada - International Legal Developments Year in Review, American Bar Association SIL, The International Lawyer, Vol. 46:1, June 2012.

· "Key Developments in Canadian Trade Controls", Export Controls and Economic Sanctions - International Legal Developments Year in Review, American Bar Association SIL, The International Lawyer, Vol. 46:1, June 2012.

· "Canadian Exports Increasingly Subject to Outbound CBSA Scrutiny", Customs Law - International Legal Developments Year in Review, American Bar Association SIL, The International Lawyer, Vol. 46:1, June 2012.

· Quoted in "What's hot, hot, hot", by Michael McKiernan, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, June 2012.

· "Overseas Financing and Acquisitions: The Increasing Importance of Anti-Corruption Due Diligence", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, May 29, 2012.

· "Are You Prepared for Increased Import Compliance Scrutiny?", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, May 16, 2012.

· Speaker, "Managing the Relationship Between Canadian and U.S. Export Controls and Trade Embargoes", U.S. Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montréal, May 16, 2012.

· Speaker, "Regulation of Controlled Military Goods and Technology in Canada and Conflicts with U.S. ITAR", U.S. Defence Trade Controls Seminar, Export Compliance Training Institute, Montréal, May 15, 2012.

· Speaker, "Key Canadian Economic Sanctions Issues Update on Recent Measures and Refresher on Cuba", CBA National International Law Section (Private International Law Committee) and CBA Alberta Branch, May 10, 2012.

· Chair and Moderator, "The New ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Changes to Canada's Controlled Goods Program: Have the Conflicts Been Resolved?", American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2012.

· Moderator and Speaker, "PEFP/Sanctions Screening: Making it Work and Avoiding Massive US Penalties", Canadian Institute's 11th Annual Forum on Anti-Money Laundering, Toronto, April 26, 2012.

· "Canada Lifts Most Sanctions Against Burma", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, April 24, 2012.

· Speaker at the "Best practices in mergers and acquisitions compliance due diligence" session, at the "Spotlight on Anti-Corruption: Current Issues Day of Dialogue", Transparency International Canada Inc., Toronto, April 19, 2012.

· Speaker, "Managing Anti-Corruption Risk in the Mining Sector: Canada Enters a New Era of Enforcement and Compliance", McCarthy Tétrault Mining in the Courts, Vancouver, April 12, 2012.

· Speaker, "Can Anyone Do Business With Iran Anymore? Growing Compliance and Enforcement Concerns Under Canada's Trade Control Regime", Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects, Markham, Ontario, April 4, 2012.

· Quoted in "Keeping an eye on compliance", by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 26, 2012.

· Quoted in "Ready to rush in? This spring Russia formally joins the World Trade Organization", by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 26, 2012.

· 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, Montréal, March 21, 2012.

· Quoted in "Rare earth trade dispute: From smart bombs to smartphones - what four major economies are fighting over", by Josh Rubin, The Toronto Star, March 13, 2012.

· Speaker, "Latest Developments on Trade Controls and Anti-Corruption", McCarthy Tétrault, Calgary, March 8, 2012.

· Speaker, "Lessons from Recent Developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices in Canada and Internationally", Conference Board of Canada, Corporate Ethics Management Council, Calgary, Alberta, March 7, 2012.

· Speaker, "Managing Anti-Corruption Risk in the Mining Sector: Canada Enters a New Era of Enforcement and Compliance", 2nd Annual McCarthy Tétrault Mining in the Courts, Toronto, March 6, 2012.

· "Canada Expands Sanctions Measures Against Syria - Targeting Financial Services and the Central Bank", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, March 5, 2012.

· "Exporters Subject to Increasing Trade Control Scrutiny", McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, February 27, 2012.

· Quoted in "America is ready to fix our sanctions mess for us", by Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen, February 23, 2012.

· Speaker, "Tax, Trade and Customs: Critical Cross-Border Issues for Retailers in Canada", Toronto, February 21, 2012.

· Speaker, "Canada's New Compliance Minefield", Canadian and U.S. Export Controls Workshop, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, Montréal, Québec, February 8, 2012.

· Quoted in "More Corruption Allegations Against India's Government This Time Originating From Canada", The Link Paper, February 4, 2012.

· Quoted in "Indian cabinet minister in bribery scandal asks his PM for help", by Greg McArthur, The Globe and Mail, February 2, 2012.

· Quoted in "The Cost of a Bribe: In-house counsel have to be strategic - and principled - to prevent legal problems for paying bribes abroad", by Kevin Marron, Lexpert Magazine, February 2012.

· Speaker, "The New ITAR Foreign, Dual and Third Country National Rule and Canada's Enhanced Security Strategy: U.S. and Canadian Government Expectations for Complying with Screening Requirements", American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute's Forum on U.S. Export and Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations, Toronto, January 31 - February 1, 2012.

· Facilitator, "How Would You Handle This Scenario?", The Canadian Institute's Anti-Corruption & Bribery Compliance Conference, Toronto, January 30 - 31, 2012.

· Speaker, "Navigating the cloud: Tips & Tricks", McCarthy Tétrault Advance: 2nd Annual Technology Law Summit, Toronto, January 18, 2012.

· Quoted in "Can in-house counsel help combat fraud?" by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer magazine and Law Times newspaper, January 17, 2012.

· Quoted in "Changes to export controls catch some off guard", by Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, January 3, 2012.

· Quoted in "Anti-Bribery Laws: The Net Tightens - Here's what your organization needs to do to stay out of trouble", by Pablo Fuchs, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine, Winter 2012.

 
ISLN909695352
 

Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com

Subscribe to this feed

Russia/Ukraine Economic Sanctions Update: Canada Expands Sanctions List against Russian and Ukrainian Individuals and Entities
John W. Boscariol,Robert A. Glasgow,Brandon Mattalo, August 11, 2014
On August 6, 2014, the continued turmoil in eastern Ukraine caused the Government of Canada to expand its economic sanctions against Russia and Ukraine by adding entities and individuals to its lists of “designated persons”.

Russia/Ukraine Economic Sanctions Update: New Measures Target the Energy, Financial and Defence Sectors
John W. Boscariol,Robert A. Glasgow,Brandon Mattalo, July 28, 2014
On July 24, 2014, following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and continued turmoil in eastern Ukraine, the Government of Canada expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by adding individuals and entities to its lists of “designated persons” and creating new categories...

First Prison Sentence Under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Sends Strong Message to Business Community
John W. Boscariol,Brandon Mattalo, May 27, 2014
On May 23, 2014, Mr. Justice Charles Hackland of the Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa sentenced business executive Nazir Karigar to three years in prison for conspiracy to bribe foreign public officials. This is the first jail sentence handed down under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public...



View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#45 in weekly profile views out of 17,034 lawyers in Toronto, Ontario
#4,528 in weekly profile views out of 1,515,052 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

John W. Boscariol

66 Wellington Street
TorontoON M5K 1E6




Loading...
 

Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now