Publications

China Ponzi Scheme

September 2016

Do you remember the old saying, “If it seems too good to be true, then it isn’t”?

If you did, then you are ahead of the approximately 900,000 mainland Chinese who fell victim to a recent Ponzi scheme which plagued China.

The CEO Fraud: A Call for Vigilance

March 2016

Companies are increasingly victims of sophisticated scams totalling billions of dollars. Even though the security protocols established by your IT department are reputed inviolable and strong passwords on your computer and credit cards are changed regularly, you are not fully protected.

The dangers of pirated software - part II

November 2013

Following a report from an informant, BSA will send the company a letter of notice. This letter states that BSA and its members are in possession of information concerning the illegal use of its members’ software and calls on the recipient to undertake an internal computer audit, provide BSA with the results and instructing the company not to modify or attempt to conceal the situation by erasing the software used without an appropriate license.

The dangers of pirated software - part I

October 2013

Several years ago, companies were still able to get away with it. Their IT staff worked to provide all users with the software required to do their jobs. Few questioned the legalities involved in their actions: as long as it worked and costs weren’t too high, it was all for the best.

The forced purchase of shares in the context of shareholders disputes

September 2013

The forced purchase of shares is one of the most frequently sought-after remedies in the context of shareholders disputes. While this remedy may seem like an obvious and easy solution, courts are reluctant to grant the forced the purchase of shares, considered an extreme remedy that is akin to expropriation. 

Disciplinary Proceedings

February 2013

The inquiry is completed and the trustee has concluded that a disciplinary complaint should be filed against you. From the investigator that he was, the trustee has become the whistle-blower. And you, once the collaborator, are now facing an adversary seeking to prove your guilt.

The syndic's power of inquiry

October 2012

Imagine that the syndic of your professional order contacts you and requires you to send him information and documents pertaining to an inquiry that he is conducting about you. You need to know the level of cooperation required of you, how the syndic will conduct his inquiry and the implications of that inquiry. This is a crucial stage that could have repercussions for you professionally.

This bulletin provides general comments on recent developments in the law. It does not constitute and should not be viewed as legal advice. No legal action should be taken on the basis of the information contained herein.

 

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