Category Archives: law

On Martin Luther King Day 2014 – Re-Imagining the Law

When at the beginning of 2014 we scheduled the launch of our virtual platform for our consulting practice introducing to the world our new ethos, we had no idea that the day we chose, January 20th, 2014, was in fact Martin Luther King Day 2014. When I found this out, just a few days ago,

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Rethinking P3s For Development

In this April 2013 academic paper entitled When Business Meets Aid: Analysing Public-Private Partnerships for International Development, authors Margaret Callan and Robin Davies, both visiting fellows at Australian National University’s Development Policy Center, contend that the huge potential of public-private partnerships is still largely unrealized because their “purposes and forms are rarely distinguished and given explicit

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A closer look at the Griffiths Energy case: Lessons and insights on Canadian anti-corruption enforcement

Note: This is a condensed version of an article originally published on McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade and Investment Law Group’s Legal Update on Feb. 14, 2013. It is condensed and reprinted with permission. By Paul Michael Blyschak and John W. Boscariol On Jan. 25, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench approved a $10.35-million penalty

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“Carbon Copy” Prosecutions: A Growing Anticorruption Phenomenon In A Shrinking World

Andrew Boutros and Markus Funk recently released (here) their article “Carbon Copy” Prosecutions: A Growing Anticorruption Phenomenon in a Shrinking World” published in The University of Chicago Legal Forum. Boutros is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the N.D. of Illinois and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School (who co-wrote the article

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“Instrumentality”: Ways the Government’s Power-to-Appoint Creates Control Over SOEs

I read the article below by Matteson Ellis Law PLLFC, and noted the stark parallels in the governance gap created by the incorporation and operation of hybrid public/private entities in Haiti and other English Speaking Caribbean States.   “Instrumentality”: Ways the Government’s Power-to-Appoint Creates Control Over SOEs  This week, the DOJ filed its reply brief in the

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Lessons from “The Mensalão”: Brazil’s Largest-Ever Corruption Trial

Right now, Brazil is in the middle of its largest corruption trial in its history. The proceeding is being called the “Mensalão,” meaning “the big monthly payment.” Thirty-eight individuals, including current and former government officials, have been accused of paying or accepting monthly bribes, money laundering, conspiracy, fraudulent management of finance institutions, and other related

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Document gathering and data transfer in investigations

Contributed by Homburger AG July 02 2012 IntroductionBackgroundForbidden services for foreign statesEconomic espionageViolation of an industrial or business secretData Protection ActProcessing of data on employeesComment Introduction The recent past has witnessed an increasing need for Swiss companies to conduct internal investigations and to disclose or hand over some or all of the results of those investigations

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