Category: Investigations & Compliance

Extracting Transparency: New Bill Creates Mandatory Reporting Standards for Canada’s Extractive Industries

November 7, 2014

  INTRODUCTION   The Government of Canada recently introduced proposed legislation creating mandatory public reporting of payments to governments and government officials by the extractive sector. The proposed act, entitled theExtractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), is designed to further Canada’s fight against corruption by enacting reporting obligations with respect to payments made to foreign and domestic governments (and government…

Conducting Business in Africa: The Impact of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

July 7, 2014

According to statistics released by the International Monetary Fund, 12 of the 20 fastest-growing economies into 2015 will be African nations. Opportunities are thriving for investors seeking to tap into Africa’s increasingly attractive business environment. While there have been improvements in governance and security in the past decade, the region’s history of instability and corruption continues to be a source…