Graham Erion In The News
Business law changes mean clarity, opportunities for lawyers

Recently-proposed changes to Ontario’s business legislation are timely, and should ultimately provide much-needed clarity to the province’s companies and their ... Read more

New Integrity Regime still creates huge compliance burden

The Government of Canada’s recent announcement that it’s implementing a new government-wide Integrity Regime still creates an enormous compliance burden on Canadian ... Read more

DLA Piper and Davis finalize combination in Canada

Davis LLP has finalized its agreement to join forces with the 4,200 lawyer global firm of DLA Piper as DLA Piper (Canada) LLP — a combination that unites the breadth of ... Read more

Ontario announces cap-and-trade plan to help battle climate change

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will take "an enormous step'' to adopt a so-called cap-and-trade plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions and help battle climate ... Read more

Renewed federal CSR policy has important implications for extractive companies

The federal government’s new revisions to the extractive sector corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy seeks to correct some of the ineffectiveness of the original ... Read more

Canada 'behind the curve' in classifying virtual currencies

Toronto corporate and regulatory lawyer  Graham Erion  tells Forensic Accounting & Fraud  that international initiatives classifying virtual ... Read more

New act answers key questions on resource payment reporting

Canada’s long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of the public payments made by mining, oil and gas companies was finally introduced Oct. 23, providing ... Read more

HP bribery case has implications for all government suppliers

The outcome of a review of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) status as a Canadian government supplier following a subsidiary's bribery conviction in the U.S. will be a “game-changer” for ... Read more

Chinese court's bribery fine shows changing compliance risk

A Chinese court's recent move to find a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) guilty of bribing health officials provides some important lessons for ... Read more

Not-for-profits must handle federal transition with care

With the deadline to comply with the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) fast approaching, federal not-for-profit corporations should be aware of some of the pitfalls ... Read more

Resource payment legislation imminent as hurdles clear

As two main legal obstacles to mandatory resource payment reporting in Canada have recently cleared, so   Canadian mining and oil and gas companies should ... Read more

Key role for counsel in renewable energy innovation

Following the Liberal majority victory in June’s Ontario provincial election, the themes of stability, differentiation and innovation are likely to have a significant impact on ... Read more

Resource transparency set to change contract negotiation landscape

For many companies, new legislation that will mandate the public disclosure of resource payments means an “unprecedented opportunity” to gain competitive intelligence into what ... Read more

U.S. anti-bribery case cautionary tale for Canadian firms

American gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson’s recent settlement for violations under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) provides important lessons for Canadian ... Read more

Northern Gateway: B.C. First Nations unite to fight feds

VANCOUVER – The president of the Haida Nation says B.C. First Nations are uniting to launch a sweeping legal challenge against the federal government over its ... Read more

First anti-bribery jail sentence should be wake-up call

An Ontario court’s recent move to hand down Canada’s first anti-bribery sentence should be a wake-up call for corporations when it comes to the risks of international bribery and ... Read more

Fundraising compliance tips for registered charities

B y Graham Erion Fundraising is one of the most heavily scrutinized acts for charities by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and charities can lose their registration if they ... Read more

Guide answers key legal questions for new businesses

Toronto corporate lawyer Graham Erion has authored a new guide aimed at providing answers to the key legal questions faced by individuals looking to establish a business in ... Read more

Counsel should prepare resource clients for payment reporting

Payment reporting is one of the most significant disclosure developments for the resource sector in more than a decade, and counsel need to ensure clients are able to make the ... Read more

Resource payment reporting to be implemented next year

The federal government announced this week a framework and deadline of June 2015 to require mining, oil and gas companies to publicly report the payments they make to governments ... Read more

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