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New anti-money-laundering regulations regarding real estate developers
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 29 2008

On February 20, 2008, amendments to regulations associated with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17 (the Act) were finalized and published

Gill v. Bucholtz: the British Columbia Court of Appeal and mortgage fraud
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2009

Two recent decisions of the British Columbia Court of Appeal have left lenders feeling unsettled about lending money to finance real property transactions

Can the holder of a GSA exercise real property remedies?
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 15 2009

On occasion a lender may discover that a borrower owns real property which was not previously disclosed to it and therefore not subjected to a specific mortgage registered under the Land Titles Act or (increasingly rarely) under the Registry Act

Looking beyond title fraudulent mortgages
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • June 10 2009

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently heard two appeals involving fraudulent mortgages

The Open for Business Act: Bill 68 An act to promote Ontario as open for business by amending or repealing certain acts - enacted as: Chapter 16 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2010
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 19 2011

Bill 68 An Act to promote Ontario as open for business by amending or repealing certain Acts (the “Open for Business Act”)1 received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010. It is an omnibus Act which contains more than 100 amendments to existing legislation spread out across 10 ministries

Minister of Finance launches consultations to help businesses obtain long-term mortgages
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 16 2010

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released a consultation paper that proposes to give businesses more flexibility in negotiating mortgage terms with lenders

The Supreme Court of Canada’s new approach to interjurisdictional immunity and paramountcy
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2007

On May 31, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada released two long-awaited and important decisions Canadian Western Bank v. Alberta and British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lafarge Canada Inc

Credit check
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2009

In these volatile economic times, what security should prudent landlords get to assist in recovery in the event of insolvency or other lease defaults by tenants?

Spotlight on security documents: Assignment of Lease vs. Mortgage of Lease
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 28 2012

When Lenders consider their real property security options, their analysis should go beyond simply taking a mortgage from a debtor who owns real estate

UK Supreme Court to consider duty of care for negligent misrepresentation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • December 12 2011

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a case involving the duty of care for negligent misrepresentation