Malcolm Aboud

Malcolm is Counsel in Osler’s Risk Management and Crisis Response Group and Disputes department in Toronto. He advises clients on a wide range of complex commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, and crisis management issues, with a focus on anti-corruption, sanctions, money laundering, fraud and other forms of financial and economic crime.

He offers his clients extensive experience guiding public and private companies through internal investigations and regulatory and enforcement proceedings. Malcolm regularly represents clients in domestic and cross-border proceedings conducted by enforcement authorities including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Securities Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Malcolm has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario in both compliance and commercial litigation matters. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in complex class actions, construction matters and other commercial disputes.

He provides pragmatic and business-critical advice to proactively mitigate risks, working with clients to assess potential areas of risk, implement effective compliance policies and procedures, address corporate governance issues, and support businesses as they respond to crisis situations.


Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • Blog Jun 4, 2024

    So you’ve submitted your report under Canada’s Modern Slavery Act — now what? Best practices to ensure supply chain compliance

    The first reporting deadline under Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the Modern Slavery Act or the...

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    So you’ve submitted your report under Canada’s Modern Slavery Act — now what? Best practices to ensure supply chain compliance
  • Blog Apr 18, 2024

    Budget 2024 proposes new reforms to combat financial crime in Canada

    The federal government’s Budget 2024 includes measures to combat financial crimes, with a particular focus on money laundering. Read...

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    Budget 2024 proposes new reforms to combat financial crime in Canada
  • Blog Mar 5, 2024

    Compliance is starting to break the bank — it doesn’t have to

    On February 21, 2024, LexisNexis Risk Solutions published its True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Study, reporting on the results of a global...

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    Compliance is starting to break the bank — it doesn’t have to
  • Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

    White-collar enforcement will continue to take shape in 2024

    Canada continued to face international criticism for its perceived lack of white-collar crime enforcement in 2023.

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    White-collar enforcement will continue to take shape in 2024
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Media Mentions

  • Media Mentions Mar 25, 2023

    200,000-Dollar Fine Aims to Expose Money Laundering in Canada – The New York Times

    While money laundering can happen in any jurisdiction in the world, Ian Austen of The New York Times says Canada has earned a reputation for lax laws...

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  • Media Mentions Feb 2, 2023

    Economic crimes and supply chain diligence: a ‘how to’ compliance guide – Financier Worldwide

    The Canadian government is expected this year to introduce a package of legislation intended to combat modern slavery, particularly in supply chains.

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  • Media Mentions Oct 20, 2022

    Provincial progress on corporate transparency slower than we’d like: feds – iPolitics

    Most Canadian jurisdictions have passed corporate transparency legislation to collect information on who actually owns and benefits from corporations...

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  • Media Mentions Jul 11, 2022

    Canadian Provinces in talks over sharing company ownership data – Bloomberg Law News

    Osler’s Malcolm Aboud tells Bloomberg Law that a national beneficial ownership registry will only be effective if it includes corporate provincial...

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Community Involvement


Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 05/12/2023
Osler’s Year-End Professionalism Series: Is generative AI for me? Use cases for lawyers and professionals
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Credentials

Education

  • McGill University, B.C.L.-LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Honors)