IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT IN CFPOA

The first prosecution and jail time for an individual (Nazier Karigar re air india, here) under canada’s 15 yr old corrpution of foreign public officials act (CFPOA). There have been three corporate charges or settlements since inception of the act in 1999. Griffiths Energy International Inc. in 2013, SNC-Lavalin in 20013, and Niko resourc...
Posted: 6/13/2014 9:12:35 AM by MSI

Bill 168 and Corporate Governance in Canada - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Bill 168, here, amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act, here, to add new workplace violence rules. As most enterprise risk management is driven by policies and procedures, many internal and outside lawyers have been creating company rules to help demonstrate compliance with the new laws. The intent is to put the onus on management to ...
Posted: 5/30/2012 4:53:17 PM by MSI

Investor Protection

Exempt Market Dealer: Private Issuer and the Accredited Investor There are changes afoot. The issues include, but are not limited to, proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 and its definitions of Private Issuer and Accredited Investor Exemptions; and Trapeze Asset Management. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) completed pu...
Posted: 5/16/2012 4:30:16 PM by MSI

Greg Shields of Mitchell Sandham Featured in CI Top Broker Magazine

Mitchell Sandham is excited to have an article featured in Canadian Insurance Top Broker Magazine, called “Bribery and the Board: Enforcement Around Corruption of Foreign Officials is Becoming More Strict” by Greg Shields.  Please click here to access the article featured in CI Top Broker.  To read the full articl...
Posted: 8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Bribery and the Board in the Insurance Broker Business

Between the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the CFPOA there are many new cases in the bribery landscape. However, there is a very recent case involving a multinational insurance brokerage. This case is not categorized as a direct bribery issue, but rather a failure to prevent bribery. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced last week,here, tha...
Posted: 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Director and Officer Liability from New Legislation in Canada

New “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam” (FISA) legislation, (Bill C-28) has too long a name to bother retyping, so you can find it here. It is designed to make changes to the CRTC Act, the Competition Act, PIPEDA and the Telecommunications Act, with the intent to reduce unsolicited electronic contact including identity th...
Posted: 3/14/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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