By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Canada updates sanctions legislation and export controls guidance

On 22 June 2023, Canada enacted legislation amending its sanctions law (Bill C-47): creating a “deemed ownership” provision under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (JVCFO), which expands the scope of property possibly subject to sanctions; expanding the government’s authority to designate individuals who are unconnected to targeted foreign states …


About Michael O'Kane

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

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