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SNC-Lavalin charged with foreign corruption offences

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by the RCMP with paying bribes of nearly $48 million to Libyan government officials and defrauding Libya of nearly $130 million. SNC-Lavalin said it would “vigorously defend itself” against charges it says are “without merit”. It noted that the alleged conduct was committed by employees who left the company long ago. If convicted, SNC-Lavalin faces massive fines as well as a ten year ban on doing business with the federal government. The RCMP charged SNC-Lavalin with one count of bribing a foreign public official under provisions of the Corruption of Foreign Public ... [more] Full article

Canadian businessman extradited to US on fraud and bid rigging charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett appeared in a US court last week after his extradition to the US to face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges. The charges stem from a ... [more] Full article

Deterrence main objective behind three year corruption sentence

Deterrence and denunciation of bribery of foreign public officials were at the fore as a judge sentenced Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar to three years in jail for agreeing to offer ... [more] Full article

Canada’s Foreign Anti-Bribery Law

Canada’s foreign anti-bribery law, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), makes it a serious criminal offence for Canadians and Canadian companies to bribe foreign government officials. Canadian companies that operate abroad and foreign companies that employ Canadians need to be aware of this law. [more] Full article


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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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