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White Collar Defence and Investigations

White collar defense in Canada

Our team has the necessary resources to effectively manage multi-jurisdictional white collar crime cases and investigations.

We represent clients from the moment the authorities commence investigations through representation in court or before the relevant tribunal. In addition, our team has experience representing clients in parallel regulatory and civil proceedings, which frequently occur alongside criminal investigations.

White collar defense in Canada

We have been retained to conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporations or organizations where some wrongdoing may exist, and to advise on remedial measures to prevent such situations from ever occurring or recurring.

We respond to client emergencies on very short notice ‘24/7/365’, including providing crisis management advice, on-site representation and investigations, dealing with and challenging search warrants and search orders, interviews given under statutory compulsion, challenging administrative orders and money penalties (AMPs), and other government and regulatory action that puts the assets, documents and reputation of the corporation at immediate risk.

White collar crime and regulatory matters can cover a wide range of substantive legal issues, including charges under the Criminal Code, Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, Competition Act, Income Tax Act and a variety of Canadian federal and provincial securities, occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, technical standards and public safety statutes as well as equivalent statutes in the multiple international jurisdictions in which we practice.

Complemented by extensive experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR), defamation and reputation management, elections and lobbying regulatory compliance, securities, corporate governance, international trade, mining, employment, communications and procurement, Fasken’s White Collar Defence and Investigations lawyers have defended clients in high-profile and potentially damaging actions.

Our clients also benefit from the team’s extensive network of relationships, including with investigating authorities, outside criminal counsel (who can assist related parties), public relations (PR) experts, forensic accountants and forensic computer experts. Backed by the strength of our internationally recognized complex commercial litigation practice and trial expertise, clients can count on our White Collar Defence and Investigations Group to defend them in all of the courts within the various jurisdictions in which we practice.

We act for a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sectors, including multinational Fortune 500 companies, large public and private companies, governments, smaller businesses and individuals. Our clients benefit from our sound principles and strategic advice. We collaborate with our clients to identify business goals, address key issues and develop the best litigation strategy while adhering to disciplined budgeting early in the process. To succeed on our clients’ behalf, we place solutions ahead of problems and outcomes ahead of process.

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