As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. We focus on building long-term relationships with clients. We do this by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context.
Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group advises on and successfully defends clients in criminal, quasi-criminal, anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance matters. Multinational and domestic corporations and individuals subject to Canadian law retain us to advise and defend them in respect of a wide range of white-collar criminal charges, including under the Criminal Code, Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), Income Tax Act, Competition Act, Customs Act and provincial securities legislation. We also represent clients in pensions, environmental, tax and workplace safety matters, including preparing for audits, responding to regulatory inquiries and defending regulatory charges.
The group has experience directing multi-jurisdictional independent investigations on sophisticated white-collar, anti-corruption and competition matters. We regularly provide anti-corruption and compliance advice and have successfully defended clients charged with corruption and bribery of public officials. We are routinely engaged to conduct internal investigations, develop anti-corruption compliance programs, review contract terms with foreign agents and joint venture partners, and conduct detailed anti-corruption due diligence during transactions. Prominent publicly traded companies regularly seek our advice in establishing anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies, compliance training, and reviewing the legality of proposed business practices.