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Investigations and white-collar defence

Allegations of insider trading, fraud, violations of money laundering laws, corruption; these are the types of cases that our white-collar defence attorneys are regularly called to handle. These cases require a high level of reactivity on the part of the lawyers, called upon by their clients to intervene rapidly and respond to crisis situations that may have significant consequences on their activities and reputation.

 

Our investigations and white-collar defence attorneys are specially trained to deal with the unique issues raised by these cases and to guide their clients through the ramifications of the most complex regulatory regimes. They represent businesses and individuals before administrative tribunals and regulatory agencies, as well as before the courts, in civil and criminal matters, at both the trial and appeal levels. They also assist clients in the conduct of internal investigations and in the development of insider-trading, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies.

■ Acted for the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec in a major fraud case involving the use of various technological means. This case led to several court decisions dealing with the principles applicable to Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich injunctions.

 

■ Represented financial industry players (including issuers, officers, directors, portfolio managers, investment advisors and insurance representatives) in the context of investigations instituted by the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) for alleged violations of the Securities Act.

 

■ Represented clients in connection with internal investigations of insider trading.

■ Acted for the former CFO of Amaya (now Stars Group), an online gaming company, in connection with insider-trading charges brought against the former president of Amaya in connection with the acquisition of PokerStars.

 

■ Conducted an internal investigation within a company in the context of suspected acts of corruption committed by employees.

 

■ Advised numerous reporting entities on their anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing obligations (under the Criminal Code and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act) and their relationship with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada).

 

■ Development of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies.

Investigations & White Collar Defense

Allegations of insider trading, fraud, violations of money laundering laws, corruption; these are the types of cases that our white-collar defence attorneys are regularly called to handle. These cases require a high level of reactivity on the part of the lawyers, called upon by their clients to intervene rapidly and respond to crisis situations that may have significant consequences on their activities and reputation.

 

Our investigations and white-collar defence attorneys are specially trained to deal with the unique issues raised by these cases and to guide their clients through the ramifications of the most complex regulatory regimes. They represent businesses and individuals before administrative tribunals and regulatory agencies, as well as before the courts, in civil and criminal matters, at both the trial and appeal levels. They also assist clients in the conduct of internal investigations and in the development of insider-trading, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies.

Representative mandates:

■ Acted for the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec in a major fraud case involving the use of various technological means. This case led to several court decisions dealing with the principles applicable to Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich injunctions.

 

■ Acted for the former CFO of Amaya (now Stars Group), an online gaming company, in connection with insider-trading charges brought against the former president of Amaya in connection with the acquisition of PokerStars.

 

■ Represented financial industry players (including issuers, officers, directors, portfolio managers, investment advisors and insurance representatives) in the context of investigations instituted by the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) for alleged violations of the Securities Act.

 

■ Conducted an internal investigation within a company in the context of suspected acts of corruption committed by employees.

 

■ Represented clients in connection with internal investigations of insider trading.

 

■ Advised numerous reporting entities on their anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing obligations (under the Criminal Code and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act) and their relationship with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada).

 

■ Development of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies.