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HTMLCanada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations
Milos Barutciski, Jessica B. Horwitz, Matthew S. Kronby, Laura A. Murray; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
On August 5, 2014, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced that they have completed negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still possible, speculation fuelled by the nearly ten months...

 

HTMLPrison Sentence in Air India Bribery Scheme Sends Deterrent Message to Canadian Executives
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, Steven T. Robertson; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 25, 2014
On May 23, Nazir Karigar, an agent of Cryptometrics Canada Inc. (Cryptometrics), was sentenced to three years in federal prison under Canada’s foreign bribery statute. Mr. Karigar was convicted last August of conspiring to pay approximately $450,000 to India’s Minister of Civil Aviation...

 

HTMLFinally, Membership Will Have its Privileges: Canadian Investors Abroad to Benefit as Canada Joins ICSID
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, Vasilis F. L. Pappas; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on November 1, 2013
Canada has announced, on November 1, 2013, that it has ratified the ICSID Convention and will at long last become a member of the principal international rule-making and administrative body for disputes between investors and their host states. This is welcome news for Canadian companies and...

 

HTMLCanada-EU Trade Agreement: Breaking the Log-Jam
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2013, previously published on October 18, 2013
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today announced a breakthrough in the long-running negotiations to conclude a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. After well over four years of...

 

HTMLTougher Canadian Foreign Corruption Law Raises the Stakes for Officers and Directors
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2013, previously published on June 24, 2013
Canada has significantly strengthened its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) including by adding a new offence that will expand the grounds for criminal liability for corporations and their directors, officers and employees.

 

HTMLThe Trade in Services Agreement: Opportunities for Canadian Service Suppliers
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 5, 2013, previously published on April 3, 2013
On March 18, Canada announced publicly that it was joining 20 of its trading partners, including the United States, Mexico, the European Union, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Australia in negotiating a new international instrument to further liberalize trade in services. The instrument...

 

HTMLCanada Moves to Strengthen Anti-Bribery Legislation
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, Steven T. Robertson, Maureen M. Ward; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 8, 2013, previously published on February 5, 2013
On February 5, 2013, the government of Canada announced important amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). It is expected that the amendments, which are being introduced in the Senate, will be enacted by Parliament in a relatively short time with all-Party support.

 

HTMLAnti-Corruption Law: Implications of the U.S. FCPA Resource Guide for Canadian Business
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, Laura A. Murray; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 23, 2012, previously published on November 16, 2012
On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their long-awaited Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The 120-page Guide provides valuable direction on anti-corruption compliance for companies and...

 

HTMLPETRONAS Decision Signals Feds' Caution on SOE Investment Reviews
Milos Barutciski, Kyle H. Donnelly, Adam Kalbfleisch, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2012, previously published on November 8, 2012
On October 19, 2012, minutes prior to the expiry of the review period mandated by the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, announced that he was rejecting the proposed acquisition of Calgary-based Progress Energy Resources Corp. by PETRONAS. The Minister did not...

 

HTMLCanadian Government Announces Changes to the Investment Canada Act
Milos Barutciski, Donald E. Greenfield, Y. Beth Riley; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2012, previously published on June 18, 2012
In a series of announcements and statutory amendments over the last several years, the Canadian government has signalled its intent to limit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to more significant transactions and to strengthen the ICA review and enforcement processes for those...