As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.… Continue Reading
This year’s annual report from the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) of the World Bank Group report put Canada in the spotlight — specifically, our top court’s recent decision in World Bank Group v.… Continue Reading
The report is drawn from Canada-specific case studies and original research into the luxury property sector in Vancouver.… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce (IFBT). Not familiar with the IFBT? It doesn’t get a lot of attention.… Continue Reading
Last Friday, we released our 2016 Annual Update which outlines how we have countered the threat of corruption on behalf of the World Bank, the collective effort of 83 dedicated staff in Washington, DC and countless partners around the world. … Continue Reading
Singapore demonstrates a strong anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) legislative framework but despite this, it shows significant weaknesses in its effective implementation, according to a recent review by the Financial Action Task Force. … Continue Reading
OK, we get it. Companies should have effective compliance and ethics programs to fight all kinds of corporate crime and misconduct, including bribery.
In particular, the fight against bribery is a prime example of this need — to have companies do what they can to help end this scourge.… Continue Reading
The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada issued on April 29 in World Bank v. Wallace underscored the value of the Bank’s work in the fight against corruption.
On May 26, the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency will host a panel discussion, Beyond Ottawa: The Impact of a Supreme Court Decision on Global Anti-corruption Efforts.… Continue Reading
A former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday in London of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.
Peter Chapman, 54, used to work for Innovia Securency PTY Ltd.… Continue Reading
Here is the astounding opening passage from a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada issued on April 29 in World Bank v. Wallace:
Corruption is a significant obstacle to international development.… Continue Reading
Sometimes things just don’t add up.