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, former federal prosecutors and senior government officials with experience in a broad 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

Audit Committee of a public company, 2017

Acting for the audit committee of a public company in connection with an external investigation into employee malfeasance and company controls issues in relation to fraudulent inventory record-keeping.

Mars, Incorporated, 2016

Acted for Mars Canada in defence of criminal proceedings under the Competition Act alleging charges of price-fixing of chocolate confectionery products in Canada.

Key Contacts

Stephane Éljarrat
Stéphane Eljarrat


514.841.6439 / 416.863.6407