Kevin Whittam

Kevin Whittam

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Prepaid Payment Products Regulations Coming into Force

Today (May 1, 2014), the Prepaid Payment Products Regulations (the “Regulations”) will come into force. The Regulations cover prepaid cards and other prepaid payment products (“Products”) issued by federally regulated...more

5/1/2014 - American Express Banks Disclosure Requirements MasterCard New Regulations Prepaid Payment Products Visa Inc

Global Systemically Important Banks – Public Disclosure Requirements

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has issued an Advisory, “Global systemically important banks – Public disclosure requirements”, which clarifies the implementation in Canada of the...more

4/17/2014 - Banks Canada Foreign Banks Global Economy

Over-The-Counter Derivatives and Financial Benchmarks Regulations

The first bill to implement the proposals contained within the 2014 Federal Budget for over-the-counter derivatives regulations and financial benchmarks has been introduced in Parliament. Bill C-31, titled the Economic Action...more

4/3/2014 - Canada Derivatives Financial Regulatory Reform OTC

Amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and Updated Guidelines

On February 14, 2013, we discussed the publication of amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations (the “Regulations”). Those amendments to the Regulations came into force on...more

2/4/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Terrorism Funding

The Speech from the Throne and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Last week the Government of Canada (“GC”) made two major announcements. The first was the Speech from the Throne (the “Speech”) which took place on October 16, 2013. The Speech, which outlined the GC legislative plan for the...more

10/23/2013 - Banks Canada CETA Economic Development EU Trade Policy

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