By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Canada to build on their Magnitsky sanctions regime to transfer seized assets to victims

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has published a mandate letter to Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s newly appointed Foreign Minister, which instructs that a legal framework for Canada’s Magnitsky sanctions regime should be further developed “to transfer seized assets from those who commit grave human rights abuses to their victims, with appropriate judicial oversight” in order to “ensure increased support …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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