Monday, 13 June 2016 10:10 Written by Renato Pontello
Global legal departments are challenged by diversity, not only of the individuals who make up the organization but also internal clients, external suppliers, customers, strategic partners, and stakeholders, as well as diversity in the various legal and regulatory regimes and business cultures within which they operate.
|Lorenzo Lisi says given the nature of some high-profile investigations like the Jian Ghomeshi case and legislation in Ontario, it shouldn’t seem unusual for the union to request an investigation.|
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘The bigger issue is what is the reasonable standard of conduct a proponent should expect from a Crown decision-maker, period,’ says Thomas Isaac.|
Monday, 30 May 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
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Monday, 09 May 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
On May 9, a further trove of confidential information from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co. was released to the web by the hacker(s) who penetrated the firm’s e-mail system. As we all know, the firm’s clients were largely nominees or intermediaries: banks, financial administrators, accountants, etc., who carried out their clients’ bidding via the formation of “shell companies” in foreign tax havens. The creation of the companies and use of intermediaries created an expectation of anonymity. That anonymity was however shattered with the publication of the Panama Papers. They contain the names of the intermediaries, the ultimate beneficiaries, related correspondence and contracts and, most importantly in the case of corporations, the identity of shareholders and directors.