Investigations and white-collar defence

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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.

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Representative work

  • Assisting clients in the development and implementation of policies regarding prevention of corruption and money laundering.

  • Advising numerous reporting entities regarding their anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing obligations pursuant to the Criminal Code and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, and regarding their relationship with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada).

  • 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.

  • Representation of foreign defendants in the context of administrative proceedings brought by the AMF in relation to allegations of involvement in a “pump and dump” scheme concerning the securities of a company traded on the U.S. Over-the-Counter market.

  • Representation of the former Chief Financial Officer of Amaya (now The Stars Group), an online gaming company, in the context of insider trading charges filed against the former president of Amaya in connection with the acquisition of PokerStars.

  • Representation of a president, CEO, and designated person in a regulatory proceeding brought by the AMF before the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal concerning allegations of breaches of the Securities Act and of Regulation 31-103 on Registration Requirements, Exemptions, and Ongoing Registrant Obligations.

  • Representation of a company before the civil courts in connection with an investment fraud in the Forex market.

  • Representation of clients in internal investigations related to insider trading operations.

  • Acting before the Court of Quebec, Criminal Division, on behalf of corporate executives prosecuted by the AMF in relation to allegations of insider trading, Ponzi fraud, and market manipulation.