International/crossborder law


  • Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Jul 9, 2018

    On July 31, the Canadian government will require biometric information from travellers to the country from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Travellers from Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Americas will be required to give the information starting Dec. 31.

  • Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Jun 4, 2018

    Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

  • Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    May 28, 2018

    A former U.S. congressman has lost his US$450-million claim against a Hamilton, Ont. lawyer after a judge ruled he waited too long to bring his case in Ontario.

  • Names of bills carry meaning

    May 14, 2018

    Before we start going through the Liberals’ long-awaited plan to rewrite Canada’s electoral rulebook, let us take a moment to appreciate the restraint demonstrated by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould in coming up with a suitably anodyne short title for her 352-page omnibus bill.

  • Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    May 7, 2018

    When Donald Trump was increasing his business interests outside of North America and in countries such as India, he made regular appearances on CNBC, the cable business news channel.

  • Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Apr 30, 2018

    The legal analysis of the judge who declined to certify a proposed $2-billion class action in connection with the 2013 collapse of a plaza in Bangladesh in which 1,130 workers were killed was front and centre at the Ontario Court of Appeal last week.

  • Tragedy and the law

    Apr 30, 2018

    Death and suffering is an inescapable element of the human condition. Lately, there have been far too many relentlessly awful events in the headlines.

  • Read the fine print

    Apr 23, 2018

    Recently, the Canadian Bar Association offered carefully worded recommendations to a federal finance committee tasked with reviewing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

  • Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Apr 16, 2018

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario struck a blow for access to justice when it allowed a global class action to proceed here, despite the fact it involves absent foreign claimants, according to one of the lawyers spearheading the claim.

  • U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    American export controls are becoming an increasingly important issue as the U.S. administration threatens to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran in June, under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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