Canadian Government passes new regulations in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine

New regulations brought in by the Canadian government have seen individuals and entities have their assets frozen and further dealings prohibited in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Lawyers in Alberta have a regulatory obligation to comply with these and to not assist anyone in conducting illegal activities, including future dealings with prohibited Russian entities or individuals. Lawyers may therefore be required to consider how much they can assist a client or whether they have a duty to withdraw.

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