Category: Canada

31st Mar 2020

Judge and lawyers consider impact of Coronavirus on Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings

  Canadian Crown prosecutors and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou met via teleconference on Monday 30 March with Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to discuss options for moving ahead with Ms Meng’s extradition hearings despite the social distancing measures introduced in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Justice Holmes heard legal arguments from both sides over the […]

14th Feb 2020

US issues new charges against Meng Wanzhou

The US has issued a superseding indictment, in respect of Meng Wanzhou, detailing 16 additional charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering and steal trade secrets. Ms Meng is currently resisting extradition proceedings in Canada which would see her sent to the US to face trial. The US Department of Justice said in its press release […]

21st Jan 2020

Extradition hearing begins for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

The extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, began on Monday 20 January in Vancouver. The US is seeking Ms Meng’s extradition to face charges of fraud. It is alleged that she misled US banks in relation to dealings with Iran in violation of US sanctions. The 2018 arrest of Ms Meng in […]

11th Dec 2019

Meng Wanzhou wins disclosure of documents related to her arrest

A Canadian judge in the Meng Wanzhou extradition case has ordered the Canadian Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) to disclose more documents relating to the Huawei CFO’s arrest. Ms Meng alleges that she was unlawfully detained and that the present proceedings are an abuse of process. Chief Justice Heather […]

22nd Nov 2019

Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to stay extradition proceedings

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have asked a Canadian court to stay her extradition proceedings. Ms Meng is sought by the US in relation to charges of bank fraud and misleading US banks inducing them into carrying out business with a telecoms company in violation of US sanctions against Iran. Lawyers for […]

3rd Sep 2019

Outgoing and incoming Chairs of the Egmont Group critical of the current mutual legal assistance system

Hennie Verbeek-Kusters, outgoing Chair of the Egmont Group, a collective of 164 financial intelligence units (“FIUs”), and her successor Mariano Federici have expressed concerns regarding the efficacy of cross-border investigations that are suffering as a result of uncooperative jurisdictions and an unsatisfactory mutual legal assistance framework. Ms Verbeek-Kusters told the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic […]

22nd Aug 2019

Meng Wanzhou extradition given “Authority to Proceed”

On 20 August 2019, in Vancouver, Attorneys acting for Meng Wanzhou attempted to halt her extradition case on the grounds that she was unlawfully detained by the US and Canadian authorities. Ms Wanzhou’s legal team claim that US and Canadian officials planned a “covert criminal investigation” to unlawfully detain, search and interrogate her. They claim […]

7th Jun 2019

Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing set for January 2020

On 6 June 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, scheduled the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou to begin on 20 January 2020. During the Supreme Court hearing, Ms Wanzhou’s lawyer suggested that the hearing could take up to two weeks. Ms Wanzhou will remain remanded on bail until 20 January 2020 and is […]

9th May 2019

Meng Wanzhou seeks stay of extradition proceedings

Yesterday, 8 May 2019, Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou appeared before a Canadian court for the first administrative hearing relating to her extradition proceedings. During the proceedings, her lawyers argued that the US request for her extradition was politically motivated and cited comments made by President Trump implying that the extradition request could be dropped if […]

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