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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. Full article

Canada ratifies ICSID, Finally

On November 1, Canada ratified the World Bank’s ICSID Convention by depositing its “Instrument of Ratification” with the ICSID.  In doing so, Canada is the last G8 member to ratify [...] Full article

Alberta company charged with foreign corruption

Alberta-based Griffiths Energy International Inc. has been charged with violating the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. In November 2011, the company’s new management discovered that the former management had [...] Full article

Anti-corruption: Canada gets serious

Corruption is endemic in many emerging economies. Recognising that some of these countries lack legal and political systems robust enough to root out corruption, the global fight against corruption relies on cutting off bribes at the source. An international Anti-Bribery Convention, championed by the OECD, requires countries to make it a crime to pay bribes to foreign public officials. Full article


International Trade Contributors

The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project; David is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He has engaged in business activities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as Australia, China, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Barbados, to name but a few.

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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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