Category: Canada

7th Dec 2020

Reports of possible US deal for Meng Wanzhou

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Justice has entered into talks with Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzho. Ms Meng is currently fighting extradition from Canada in proceedings brought by the US over charges of wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with the alleged violation of US sanctions on […]

1st Nov 2020

Meng Wanzhou can argue US misrepresented case against her

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes handed down an interim ruling on 28 October 2020 in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which allows the defence to argue that the US misrepresented the evidence of alleged fraud against Ms Meng to the Canadian authorities. The judge stated that the allegations have […]

17th Aug 2020

Meng Wanzhou seeks disclosure of arrest documents

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, today applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for the disclosure of documents relating to her 2018 arrest, which they say was an abuse of process. It is her legal team’s position that the documents sought will support the contention that Ms Meng was the victim […]

31st Jul 2020

Canadian court documents say test for extradition is met in Meng Wanzhou case

Documents filed on behalf of the Canadian government in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou state that the requirements for extradition have been met. The documents set out the Canadian Attorney General’s legal opinion on the sufficiency of the evidence available to support extradition. In May 2020, Ms Meng’s defence […]

29th Jul 2020

China retaliates in Hong Kong extradition row

Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister that the country was the latest to suspend extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, China responded in kind announcing the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with the UK, Canada and Australia. It reserved the right to suspend arrangements with New Zealand. The largely symbolic move comes as […]

27th Jul 2020

HSBC denies collusion with US prosecutors in Meng Wanzhou case

HSBC has denied Chinese accusations that it colluded with US authorities to “set a trap” for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for allegedly violating US sanctions against Iran. Ms Meng is facing extradition from Canada to the US on charges of wire fraud and sanctions violations. HSBC admits responding to a US Department of […]

19th Jun 2020

China charges two detained Canadian citizens with espionage

Chinese officials today confirmed that they have charged former diplomat, Michael Kovrig and businessman, Michael Spavor with espionage. Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor have been detained in China since their arrests in December 2018, which came in the wake of the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. The pair are accused […]

16th Jun 2020

Meng Wanzhou raises new arguments in extradition fight

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have raised new arguments in their ongoing bid to prevent her extradition to the US from Canada. Ms Meng’s legal team is seeking to have proceedings stayed as an abuse of process on the grounds that the case submitted by the US is “grossly inaccurate” and […]

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