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Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime 

Partner, Duhaime Law (Toronto)

Speaker Biography

Christine Duhaime is a partner of the law firm Duhaime Law in Toronto and Vancouver. Her practice focuses on:

  • Financial Crime
  • Gambling Law
  • Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorist Financing
  • Financial Regulation & Compliance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities & M&A

Christine practices primarily in the area of financial regulatory compliance (such as sanctions and FATCA), business law and litigation. She represents national and international clients in a variety of regulatory law matters, including securities law compliance and corporate governance, gambling law regulation, foreign corruption compliance, and business and commercial law. She also acts for Forbes-listed clients from Asia on immigration and investment matters.

Specialized Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering Practice 

Christine has a specialized financial crime and anti-money laundering practice and is a Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a U.S. certification. She is frequently consulted to advise on complex and emerging legal issues in connection with financial crime and money laundering risks, including on offshore trust matters, carbon and emissions trading and market regulation, virtual currencies such as bitcoin, online social gaming and securities.

She is one of the only lawyers in world practicing in the area of gambling and anti-money laundering law, and advises casinos, gaming companies operating on mobile and online platforms, and social media entities on compliance with gaming, sports betting, wagering, anti-money laundering, and privacy laws.

She also advises securities brokers, law firms and accounting firms in respect of anti-money laundering compliance, and underwriters on transactional due diligence risks related to financial crime.

Christine was commissioned to write a legal text scheduled for publication by Thomson Reuters in 2014 on financial crime, anti-money laundering and financial regulation and compliance.
Christine was an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in international commercial arbitration law.

Recognition 

  • Listed as Global Law Expert for Corporate Law and Business Crime.
  • Appointed Member to New Money Systems Advisory Board and Legal Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation, a U.S. think tank.
  • Appointed Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies in Vienna, Austria.
  • Appointed Member of International Masters of Gaming Law in the U.S.

Speaking Engagements 

 

  • Confirmed Speaker, Anti-Money Laundering in Casinos, Canadian Gaming summit, Vancouver, June 02014.
  • Confirmed Speaker, Bitcoin Business Conference, Bitcoin Foundation, Amsterdam, June 2014.
  • Confirmed Speaker, Bitcoin and Money Laundering, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Toronto, June, 2014.
  • Confirmed Speaker, Money Laundering Trends, Osgoode Hall Law School 10th Symposium on Money Laundering, Toronto, April 2014.
  • Speaker, Inside Bitcoin Conference, Las Vegas, December 2013.
  • Panel Member, Poker Liquidity, International Masters of Gaming Law Conference, October 2013, Oslo.
  • Speaker, Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Conference, ACAMS, May 2013, Toronto.
  • Panel Member, Anti-money Laundering and Corruption in Sports Betting, iGaming Asia Congress for Mobile, Gaming & Lotteries Industries, March 2013, Macau.
  • Money Laundering at Casinos in U.S. and Canada. North American Gaming Regulators’ Association, San Diego.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, The Canadian Institute Gambling Conference, Toronto.
  • Managing Legal Risks of Social Media, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Toronto.
  • Developments in Online Dispute Resolution, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Chair, Anti-Money Laundering Law Course, CLE, Vancouver.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, The Canadian Institute Gambling Conference, Toronto.
  • Gambling Law Fundamentals, The Canadian Institute Gambling Conference, Toronto.
  • Co-Chair, International Arbitration Law Course, Vancouver.
  • Faculty, Regulatory Compliance Issues, Center for International Legal Studies, Whistler.
  • Faculty, International Trade – NAFTA Chapter 19, Center For International Legal Studies, Colorado.
  • Faculty, Confidentiality In International Commercial Arbitration, EU-LEX Conference, Toronto.
  • Adjunct Professor, Arbitration Law and Advocacy, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

In the News 

  • May 2013 – Christine was interviewed by the Huffington Post on the issue of reputation risks and proceeds of crime in connection with using crowdfunding platforms to raise funds to pay organized crime for an alleged video involving the Mayor of Toronto.
  • May 2013 – Christine appeared on CKOM News Talk Radio to discuss the ethical and legal issues surrounding the use of crowdfunding to raise funds to pay organized crime for an alleged video involving the Mayor of Toronto.
  • May 2013 – Christine was interviewed by the National Post on the potential money laundering issues and reporting requirements under anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financials laws of Canada and the U.S. in connection with the payment to organized crime through a crowdfunding platform for an alleged video of the Mayor of Toronto which was widely quoted in other media, including Foreign Policy.
  • March 2013 – Christine was interviewed by Reuters Hong Kong on the issue of foreign corruption and bribery in Asia and the U.S.
  • February 2013 – Christine was interview by The Toronto Star on the legality of charity gambling under the Criminal Code of Canada at hockey games in Canada.
  • February 2013 – Christine was interviewed by the U.S. publication MoneyLaundering.com regarding Canada’s new regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
  • January 2013 – Christine was interviewed by the U.S. publicationMoneyLaundering.com regarding online gambling, sports betting and money laundering risks.
  • January 2013 – Christine was interviewed by the U.S. publication MoneyLaundering.com in connection with the FATF Recommendations and anti-money laundering global outlook for 2013.
  • December 2012 – Christine was interviewed by the U.S. publication MoneyLaundering.com in connection with Canada’s anti-money laundering legislation.
  • September 2012 – Christine was interviewed by Forensic Accounting & Fraud Magazine for an article on FINTRAC and money laundering in Canada.
  • May 2012 – Christine was interviewed by Business in Vancouver on online and mobile gambling issues.
  • April 2012 – Christine was interviewed by News 1130 Radio on online gambling issues in Canada.
  • September 2011 - Christine was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun on online gambling and anti-money laundering risks.
  • September 2011 - Christine was interviewed by the Montreal Gazette on online gambling in Canada and anti-money laundering risks.
  • October 2010 - Christine was interviewed by Journal Métro on social media and document retention.
  • October 2010 - Christine was interviewed by CTV National News on social media and political statements.
  • November 2008 – Christine was interviewed by the National Post on social media for businesses.
  • May 2007 – Christine was interviewed by E-Gaming Review for an article regarding e- gambling.
  • February 2006 – Christine was interviewed by L'Expert Magazine regarding the softwood lumber dispute.
  • November 2005 - Christine was interviewed by the Financial Post regarding International Trade and the WTO.
  • August 2005 - Christine was interviewed by the Toronto Star regarding international trade and the softwood lumber dispute.
  • August 2005 – Christine was interviewed by Sueddeutsche regarding international trade and NAFTA.
  • August 2005 – Christine was interviewed by the National Post on international trade and NAFTA.
  • August 2005 – Christine was interviewed by the National Post regarding international trade and NAFTA.
  • August 2005 – Christine was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun on the softwood lumber dispute and NAFTA.

Professional Memberships 

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Miami, USA
  • International Bar Association, London, England
  • Centre for International Legal Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • Willem C. Vis International Moot Alumni Association, Vienna, Austria
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