Stephane Eljarrat co-leads Davies’ Investigations & White Collar Defence practice. For over 20 years he has handled a wide range of criminal investigations and trials, and has advised various clients in high-stakes government and regulatory body investigations in connection with complex criminal matters. These matters include those under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Special Economic Measures Act, the Competition Act, the Income Tax Act, the Customs Act, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act as well as the Security of Information Act. He has in-depth expertise in criminal investigations and proceedings, including search and seizures, production orders, general warrants and wiretaps pursuant to the Criminal Code.
Stéphane has advised both Canadian and foreign corporate clients on internal investigations both domestically and internationally, and has advised them on the design and implementation of compliance programs. His white collar crime and investigations practice involves acting for corporate clients and institutions in the context of investigations and prosecutions for alleged white collar crimes. Before joining the firm as a partner, Stéphane worked for the Federal Department of Justice, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Legal Services, the Department of Justice – Tax Litigation Section and as a federal prosecutor. He also worked for the Department of Legislation and Investigations of the Ministère du Revenu du Québec (which is now referred to as Agence du revenu du Québec) and for the Ministry of Public Safety.