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Federal Government Introduces Bail-In Legislation: Bill C-15
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2016

On April 20, 2016, the Canadian federal government introduced Bill C-15, which is legislation that provides for, among other things, a bank


Undisclosed Fee Cases Continue to Attract Class Actions
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 5 2016

Over the past few years financial institutions and companies in other perceived “deep pocket” industries, like telecommunications, have become


Bank Robbery 2.0: SWIFT Issues Cybersecurity Warning Following Bangladesh Central Bank Theft
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 4 2016

In the wake of a cyberattack in which over $850 million worth of transactions were affected and which implicated the security measures of major


U.S. Online Payment Processor Dwolla Fined $100,000 for Misrepresenting Data Security Practices: Lessons for Canadian Companies
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 2 2016

In March, 2016 the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a Consent Order against Dwolla Inc., an online payment platform, for


Ready. Set. Code! Banks embrace hackathons to spur innovation and source talent
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 26 2016

As part of the technological arms race in the financial services sector, banks and other financial institutions are increasingly embracing hackathons


IMF Report Calls for “Extensive International Cooperation” in Respect of Regulation of Virtual Currencies and Associated Technologies
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • February 12 2016

Coinciding with a presentation at the recent 2016 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the International Monetary Fund released a 42-page report (the


Canada Announces Relaxation of Iran Sanctions: Awaiting the Details
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, Iran, USA
  • January 27 2016

On January 26, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, announced that Canada will be lifting some of its economic sanctions


Canadian Board Members and Cyber Expertise: New U.S. Bill Proposes Board Level Cybersecurity Expertise - Could Canada Move in the Same Direction?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 18 2016

Lawmakers south of the border are seeking to force public issuers to disclose cybersecurity expertise at the board level in an effort to improve


Government of Ontario Proposes Changes to Consumer Protection Legislation, Payday Lending Legislation and Collections Legislation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2016

In December 2015, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 156, Alternative Financial Services Statute Law Amendment Act (the “Bill”), containing


Goldman Sachs Files Patent for Cryptocurrency “SETLcoin”
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2016

The transformational potential behind the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin continues to draw the interest of traditional financial institutions looking