Investigations & White Collar Defence

A swift response to a crisis is where we start. Because no two situations are the same, we immerse ourselves in your issues and guide you through the process. A measured approach to a successful outcome is where we end.

Facing a crisis takes solid preparation, skilful execution and above all, composure. You need experienced lawyers by your side to help establish the facts and respond decisively while mitigating reputational risk. That’s why our team includes leading defence trial lawyers and former senior government officials with experience in a range of white collar criminal and regulatory matters. We help you manage, comply with, or challenge search warrants, production orders and wiretaps, conduct internal investigations, successfully defend against criminal prosecutions, negotiate complex multijurisdictional settlements and facilitate cooperation with Canadian and international government regulators and police authorities.

Known for our investigative skills and persuasive advocacy, we represent clients before Canada’s Competition Bureau and securities commissions, administrative tribunals and all levels of court. Our goal is always the same: to quickly get to the root of your problem and minimize its consequences.

Representative Work

Confidential Client, 2020

Acting for an institution with worldwide activities in its opposition to a request made by a foreign state to Canada by virtue of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. This matter is important because it involves a large and cross-border fraud investigation that is under international public scrutiny.

Confidential client, 2020

Acting for a major Canadian corporation for the purposes of conducting an internal investigation regarding serious allegations of wrongdoing by certain high-ranking officers in the performance of their duties.