John Boscariol recent publications, attributions and speeches

  • Speaker, “New Economic Sanctions Developments to Watch: Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and Iran”, 19th Annual Forum on AML & Financial Crime, Video Conference, July 14, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Paradise Recouped? Impact of Helms-Burton Title III”, American Bar Association International Section Annual Meeting, New York, June 30, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Economic Sanctions: an ever-increasing challenge for financial institutions”, ACAM, Montreal, June 18, 2020.
  • Quoted in “When Coronavirus Hoarding Becomes Trade Policy”, by Alex Lawson, Law 360, March 16, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Compliance Challenges with Canadian and U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions in 2020”, Export Compliance Training Institute, March 19, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Key Economic Sanctions Challenges for Lawyers and Their Clients: Latest Practice Issues and Developments”, Ontario Bar Association, March 25, 2020.
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Audit and Investigations: Current and the Voluntary Self Disclosure Process” American Conference Institute on U. S. Export and Reexport Compliance for Canadian Operations, Toronto, January 29, 2020
  • Quoted in “Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases”, by Michael Griffiths, Global Investigations Review, January 24, 2020.
  • Quoted in “SNC-Lavalin case an “important signal” for Canada’s anti-corruption aspirations”, by Will Barbieri, Global Investigations Review, January 13, 2020.
  • Quoted in “Former SNC-Lavalin executive Bewai guilty on all charges in international corruption case”, by Nicolas Van Praet, The Globe and Mail, December 15, 2019
  • Speaker, “Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions”, Annual Practicing Law Institute Conference on Trade Controls, Washington, December 12, 2019.
  • Quoted in “Trump activated a long-dormant clause in Cuba trade war and it’s starting to hurt Canadian companies”, by Naomi Powell, November 5, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Pacific Trade in the Americas In Real Terms”, Pacific Trade Show Conference & Exhibition, Toronto, October 31, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Protecting Your Institution from TBML Risks: Enhanced Due Diligence and Key Economic Sanctions Issues for the AML Practitioner”, ACAMS Canada 2019, 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference, Toronto, October 24, 2019.
  • Co-author with Carmen Francis, “New Sanctions Limit Dealings with Turkey”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, October 17, 2019
  • Speaker, “Impact on Ongoing Trade Wars, Retaliatory Measures and USMCA/New Trade Agreements on Retailers: “Strategies for Surviving and Thriving During the Global Trade Wars”, Retail Industry Leaders Association Retail Law Conference, Nashville, October 16, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Canadian Economic Sanctions Workshop: Canadian Machinery and Process”, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Ottawa, October 9, 2019.
  • Quoted in “Toronto Food Truck Caught Up In Trump’s Battle with Cuba”, by Josh Rubin, The Star, October 2, 2019
  • Speaker, “Focus on Iran and Cuba: Recent Developments in Iran and Cuba: Expanding Sanctions, Countermeasures, and Challenges for Non-U.S. Companies, The View from Canada”, 5th Annual Canadian Forum on Global Economic Sanctions, Toronto, October 2, 2019
  • Co-author with Carmen Francis, Oksana Migitko, “Canada Adopts New Export Controls and Brokering Requirements”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, September 30, 2019
  • Quoted in “First Time Exporters Grapple With Rapidly Changing Trade Landscape That Can Suddenly Shift With a Tweet”, by Naomi Powell, Financial Post, September 19, 2019
  • Co-author with David Blair, Robert Glasgow, Brian Lipson and Elisabeth Sohier-Poirier, “Everything Transportation Companies Always Wanted to Know About Incoterms, But Were Afraid to Ask Because the Carrier Is Liable Anyway”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, July 2, 2019
  • Author, “Canadian Export Control and Economic Sanctions Developments”, American Bar Association Section International Law, International Legal Developments Year in Review, 2019: Volume 53, July 2019.
  • Quoted in “Quebec lobbying firm may have broken Sudan sanctions with deal “striving” to supply equipment for military”, by Steven Chase and Geoffrey York, The Globe and Mail, June 28, 2019
  • Speaker, “The Latest on the New NAFTA: Perspectives from the United States, Mexico and Canada / Doing Business in Mexico”, McCarthy Tétrault Seminar, Toronto, June 4, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Stuck in the Cloud: Trade Compliance Issues in Cloud Computing”, International Compliance Professional Association Annual Conference, Toronto, May 16, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Contrasts and Conflicts in US and Canadian Export and Technology Transfer Controls, Economic Sanctions and Defence Trade Controls,” Export Compliance Training Institute Seminar Series: US Export Controls on Non-US Transactions, Washington, DC, May 14, 2019.
  • Speaker, The Canadian Institute, AML Financial Crime Conference, “Focus on Sanctions and The Sergei Magnitsky Law: Five Strategies to Ensure Compliance with Current Economic Sanctions Regime”, May 9, 2019.
  • Co-author with Carmen Francis, “Canada Prepares to Implement New Export Controls and Brokering Requirements”, McCarthy Tétrault Article, April 19, 2019.
  • Author, “Bracing for Impact: US Helms-Burton Right of Action Comes into Full Effect on May 2”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, April 18, 2019
  • Quoted in “Can Canada protect firms from U.S. lawsuits over Cuba? Not really: experts”, by Amanda Connolly, Global News, April 17, 2019.
  • Quoted in “The law of remediation agreements: Why it needs to be rewritten”, CBA National Magazine, by Doug Beazley, April 12, 2019.
  • Guest Lecturer, Environmental Measures in International Trade and Investment Law, International Environmental Law Course, Osgood Hall Law School, March 20, 2018
  • Speaker, “Anti-Corruption and Economic Sanctions Investigations, Legal Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Industry Today”, McCarthy Tétrault PDAC Seminar, Toronto, March 5, 2019.
  • Speaker, Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interest and McCarthy Tétrault PDAC Conference, on “Corruption and Economic Sanctions Risk in the Mining Sector”, Toronto, March 4, 2019.
  • Speaker with Martha Harrison, “The Year in Trade: How CUSMA and CPTPP Affect Your Business”, 9th Annual National Retail and Consumer Markets Summit, February 28, 2019, Toronto.
  • Quoted with Robert Glasgow in “Lobby Wrap: Ex-Ukraine politico lobbying for removal from corrupt officials list”, iPOLITICS, by Marco Vigliotti, February 21, 2019.
  • Quoted in “The Strange Story Behind the SNC-Lavalin Affair”, The New York Times, by Ian Austen, February 15, 2019.
  • Speaker, I.E. Canada Webinar, “A Deeper Dive into Canada’s Defence Trade Controls: Addressing Challenges in Controlled Goods Program Compliance”, February 13, 2019.
  • Quoted in “Canada seeks clarity on Trump administration review of decades-old approach to Cuba”, POLITICOPRO, by Alexander Panetta, Toronto, January 31, 2019.
  • Speaker, “What Would You Do If… Practical and Interactive Hypotheticals on Export Controls”, Canadian Institute U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations Conference, January 29, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Compliance Challenges with Canadian and US Export Controls - Addressing Compliance Challenges in the Interaction of Canadian and US Economic Sanctions and Export Controls in 2019, ECTI – US/Canada Conflicts of Law Webinar, January 24, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Navigating Business Between Russia and North America in a High-Risk Sanctions Environment”, Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests Conference, McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto, December 3, 2018.
  • Course Leader and Speaker, IE Canada Economic Sanctions, Export and Technology Transfer Controls and Defence Trade Controls Full-Day Boot Camp, Toronto, November 19, 2018.
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “Aligning Regulation of Cannabis Markets with International Legal Obligations and Realities”, American Bar Association 2018 Mexico City Conference, November 8th, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Detecting, Preventing and Reporting Sophisticated Trade-Based Money Laundering Schemes”, ACAMS, AML & Financial Crime Conference, Toronto, October 31, 2018.
  • Co-author with Simon V. Potter, Martha Harrison, Robert Glasgow and Geneviève St-Cyr Larkin, “Canada Imposes 25% Surtax on Imports of 7 Steel Products and Announces Inquiry to Determine whether Safeguards are Warranted”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, October 19, 2018
  • Speaker and Moderator, “Tackling the Latest Canadian Sanctions Compliance and Enforcement Challenges for US, EU and Other Companies”, Sanctions Alert Risk Management Conference, New York City, October 15-16, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Why the U.S. agreed to scrap NAFTA’s Chapter 11”, National Magazine (Canadian Bar Association), by Doug Beasley, October 5, 2018.
  • Co-author with Simon Potter, Martha Harrison, Robert Glasgow and Carmen Francis, “United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement” After a year, new terms have been agreed upon to replace NAFTA”, McCarthy Tétrault Article, October 2, 2018.
  • Speaker and Moderator, “Evolving Trade Routes”, CNE China Belt & Road Initiative: What History’s Largest Infrastructure Development Project Means for Canada, Toronto, August 30, 2018. 
  • Speaker, Mid-Year Update: 8th Annual National Consumer Products and Retail Summit –  “Update on NAFTA Renegotiations and CETA Implementation: Impact on Retailers and Consumer-Facing Businesses, August 23, 2018.
  • Co-author with Simon Potter, Martha Harrison, Robert Glasgow and Genevieve St-Cyr Larken, “NAFTA Renegotiation Monitor”, McCarthy Tétrault (Updated, August 16, 2018).
  • Speaker, IE Canada, Controlled Export Webinar Series, Session 3 – “Defence Trade Controls - Canada’s Controlled Goods Program and its Interaction with US ITAR”, July 26, 2018.
  • Speaker, IE Canada, Controlled Export Webinar Series, Session 2 – “Economic Sanctions: Mitigating Your Legal & Reputational Risk”, July 19, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Rebates protect Canada's auto industry from retaliatory tariffs”, Reuters, by Alison Martell, July 16, 2018.
  • Speaker, IE Canada, Controlled Export Webinar Series, Session 1 – “Addressing Emerging Compliance Challenges with Export and Technology Transfer Controls”, July 12, 2018.
  • Co-author with Martha Harrison, Simon Potter, Robert Glasgow and Claire Seaborn, “The Department of Finance announces a countermeasure surtax remission framework, McCarthy Tétrault Article, July 11, 2018.
  • Co-author with Claire Seaborn and Bianca Déprés, “Reporting of Payments to Aboriginal Governments Now Required Under the Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, McCarthy Tétrault Article, July 4, 2018.
  • Co-author with Claire Seaborn and Robert Glasgow, “Year in Review – Export Controls and Economic Sanctions – Canada”, American Bar Association, The International Lawyer, July 3, 2018.
  • Co-author with Martha Harrison, Simon Potter, Robert Glasgow and Claire Seaborn, “Canada Imposes Retaliatory Measures in Response to U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs”, McCarthy Tétrault Article, June 29, 2018
  • Quoted in “As Britain Exits Europe”, by Sandra Rubin, Lexpert Magazine, June 2018 issue.
  • Speaker, ITAR/Ear/Ofac Commercial and Military Export Controls, Washington DC 2018 Reezports, Export compliance Training Institute, June 11, 2018.
  • Co-author with David Porter, Andrew Matheson and Gabriel Querry, “Questions and Caution Regarding Canada’s Proposed Deferred Prosecution Regime”, McCarthy Tetrault Client Alert, June 6, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Will the US trade wars affect Canada?”, by Julius Melnitzer, Lexpert Magazine, June 2018 issue.
  • Quoted in “China factor looms large as trade wars heat up”, by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer, June 5, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Can Canada actually call Trump’s bluff on trade?”, by John Lorinc, The Washington Post, June 4, 2018. 
  • Quoted in “Cracking down on Corruption”, by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, May 28, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Overcoming Corruption Challenges in Emerging Markets”, Transparency International Canada’s 8th Annual Day of Dialogue, Toronto, May 17, 2018.
  • Course Coordinator, Full Day Lexpert Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course, and Speaker, “Introduction And Overview Of The Anti-Corruption Landscape For Canadian Companies”, Toronto, May 10, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Stuck in the Cloud: Trade Control Compliance Issues in Cloud Computing”, 2018 International Compliance Professionals Association Canadian Conference, Toronto, May 6-8, 2018.
  • Lecturer, “Customs Enforcement, AMPS, and Appeals; Anti-Dumping, Countervail, and Safeguards; Import and Export Controls and Trade Embargoes; International Trade and Investment Agreements”, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Customs Duty and International Trade Course, Toronto, April 19, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Canada Unveils Its Version of a Deferred-Prosecution Agreement”, The Wall Street Journal, Risk and Compliance Journal, March 29, 2018.
  • Quoted in “The strange case of a Canadian firm that got a special exemption to avoid Russian sanctions”, Vice News, by Corbett Hancey, March 8, 2018.
  • Speaker, Anti-Bribery, Economic Sanctions, and Doing Business in Russia Panels, “Practical and Legal “Ins” and “Outs” of Doing Business in Emerging Markets”, Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests Mining Law Conference at PDAC: McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto, March 6, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Corporate-misconduct laws could aid SNC-Lavalin”, The Globe and Mail by Nicolas Van Praet, February 23, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Update on NAFTA Renegotiations and CETA Implementation: Impact on Retailers and Consumer-Facing Businesses”, 8th Annual National Consumer Products and Retail Summit, McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto, February 22, 2018,
  • Quoted in “Disputes Over NAFTA Turn Provincial for Canada, U.S.”, The Wall Street Journal, by Paul Vierra, February 7, 2018.
  • Quoted in “The Morning Risk Report: Canadian Human-Rights Watchdog to Nip at Reputations”, The Wall Street Journal, by Mara Lemos Stein, February 2, 2018.
  • Co-author with Simon Potter, “NAFTA Renegotiation Monitor”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, January 25, 2018.
  • Co-author with Robert A. Glasgow, Martha Harrison and Claire Seaborn, “Key Developments in Canada’s Economic Sanctions and Export Controls During 2017 & What to Expect in 2018”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, January 22, 2018.
  • Co-author with Robert A. Glasgow, Martha Harrison, Andrew Matheson, Gabriel Querry and Claire Seaborn, “Canada Continues Efforts in Battling Foreign Corruption – 2017 in Review and What to Expect for 2018”, McCarthy Tétrault Legal Update, January 16, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Canada's WTO broadside: What's the strategy?”, CBA/ ABC NATIONAL Magazine, by Yves Faguy, January 11, 2018.
  • Quoted in “Canada Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Use of Tariffs”, The Wall Street Journal, by Paul Vieira, January 10, 2018.