John Fast
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9785

John's practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of business crimes, corporate litigation, and securities litigation. John has represented clients in matters before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Alberta Provincial Court.

John is a member of the Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group and has experience assisting clients with internal investigations related to bribery, fraud, and securities offences, as well as defending clients against criminal and regulatory charges. John advises clients on anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs, anti-corruption risk assessments and due diligence. He also defends organizations accused of criminal and regulatory offences.

Additionally, John represents clients in civil disputes related to corporate governance, plans of arrangement, investment negligence and contractual interpretation.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative matters in which John has been involved include:

  • Numerous international anti-corruption investigations relating to allegations of improper payments to government officials in Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, and China

  • Domestic investigations related to insider trading and other securities offences

  • International investigations related to conflicts of interest

  • Conducting international anti-corruption risk assessments

  • Defending companies against environmental charges

  • Defending financial institutions in litigation arising from allegations of investment negligence

  • Assisting with the representation of a multi-national company in connection with its C$2.5-billion acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement

  • Conducting anti-corruption due diligence for clients in a variety of industries, including the extractive sector

PUBLICATIONS
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The Anti-Corruption Report, Vol. 7, No. 14, July 11, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, June 6, 2018.
The Investigations Review of the Americas 2018, Global Investigations Review, August 2017.
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