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Sabrina A. Bandali

Associate

International Trade, Regulatory and Investment Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.4838

Publications

  • Corruption at the Intersection of Business and Government: The OECD Convention, Supply-Side Corruption and Canada's Anti-Corruption Efforts to Date
    November 16, 2015

    Over the last twenty years, international and regional conventions have been concluded to combat the corruption of public officials. Part I of the paper explains the genesis of international anti-corruption law and its focus on the "supply-side" of bribery transactions, drawing on the negotiating history and the experience of practitioners involved in the development of international anti-corruption law. Parts II and III examine Canada's implementation of its international obligations and its enforcement record to date. Part IV of the paper concludes with an analysis of the challenges faced by Canadian businesses and the limitations of the focus on supply-side of bribery transactions. Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 60/2015. Available from the Social Science Research Network (SSSRN).
  • Eliminating Tariffs on Information Technology (IT) Products: Expanded WTO List on the Horizon
    July 24, 2015

    On July 24, 2015 the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that negotiators had agreed on a list of products and draft declaration to expand the product scope of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The proposed "ITA 2" would eliminate tariffs on 20 additional products, including new generation semi-conductors, GPS navigation equipment, video game consoles, software media (e.g., solid state drives) and medical equipment, such as magnetic residence imaging (MRI) machines and Computed Tomography (CT) scanners. According to the WTO, these additional products account for approximately US$1.3 trillion in annual trade. ITA2 eliminates tariffs on information technology products in 54 countries although the benefits will be extended to all 161 WTO members
  • Transparency International Canada Inc. - UNCAC Implementation Review - Civil Society Organization Report
    October 2013

    In December 2013, Transparency International Canada (TI-Canada) published its Civil Society Report on Canada's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The report contributed to the UNCAC Implementation Review Group's peer review process to assess the implementation and enforcement of selected articles in chapters III (Criminalisation and Law Enforcement) and IV (International Cooperation) of the UNCAC. TI-Canada's Civil Society Report, co-authored by Sabrina A. Bandali, focuses on the UNCAC articles covering bribery (Article 15), foreign bribery (Article 16), illicit enrichment (Article 20), money laundering (Article 23), and protection of reporting persons or whistleblowers (Article 33), from the perspective of civil society.