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Commercial Fraud

Commercial fraud has become a modern-day scourge that is increasingly difficult to prevent or even detect. The omnipresence of computers and the new virtual world they have spawned have opened new doors allowing criminals to diversify their fraudulent stratagems and make them harder to protect against.

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Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses

Non-compete and non-solicitation clauses are a defensive measure used by companies of all sizes.

While useful when a shareholder is still holding the company’s shares, they become all the more important following a share transfer or when a dispute arises.

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Ability to Obtain Public Contracts Denied to “Rogue” Businesses

Since 2009, the government of Québec has made repeated efforts aimed at strengthening measures to prevent and combat corruption in the awarding and performance of contracts between the public and the private sectors. The Act to prevent, combat and punish certain fraudulent practices in the construction industry and make other amendments to the Building Act and the Anti-Corruption Act are the most recent examples.

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