Bruce McMeekin Law

Deferred Prosecution Agreements

As an alternative to prosecution, the Feds are taking a serious look at bringing in DPAs in situations wherein organizations have committed some financial crimes and corruption offences. They have…
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We’re Under Investigation. What Now?

Hands down, the question I get asked most frequently by in-house counsel or senior management is: “We’re under investigation. The officer wants to interview some of our employees. How do…
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Canada Should Consider Using Deferred Prosecution Agreements

A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) is a discretionary tool available to prosecutors for the resolution and disposition of corporate criminal conduct. Essentially it is an agreement between a criminal prosecutor…
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Special to the Financial Post: Reward Anti-Corruption Policies


SNC – Lavalin Charges Underline the Need to Re-think the Integrity Framework

The two criminal  charges laid February 19 against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., one if its divisions and a subsidiary relate to the companies’ alleged nefarious involvement in pre-revolution construction projects in…
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SNC Lavalin: Too Big Not to Prosecute

I really had to give my head a shake after reading the October 7 Globe & Mail article: “SNC-Lavalin chief warns criminal charges could force closing or sale” In an editorial…
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Foreign Anti-Corruption: The Ontario Superior Court Finds it Lacks Jurisdiction Over the Prosecution of a Bangladeshi Citizen

On April 28, Nordheimer J. stayed the prosecution of Abul Hasan Chowdbury who was charged with a single offence contrary to s. 3(1)(b) of the Corruption of Foreign Officials Act…
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Foreign Anti-Corruption: Some Thoughts About Preparing for the Repeal of the Facilitation Payments Exception

Section 3(1) of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”) provides that: Every person commits an offence who, in order to obtain or retain an advantage in the course…
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