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Is equity a crime?
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2007

Charging usurious loan interest is a criminal offence under section 347 of the Criminal Code of Canada


Don't give away the farm - taking security in production quotas
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2014

For a lender in the agricultural space, some of the most valuable assets a lender may be relying on for recovery purposes are the production quotas


Individual Guarantors in Alberta - trap for the unwary and extra cost
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

In February this year, we circulated the e-lert below discussing upcoming amendments to the Alberta Guarantees Acknowledgement Act by Bill 44:


The standard form trap
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2012

It’s time to review your standard forms!


The Canadian equipment finance environment: an overview for European professionals
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2009

As international trade grows, financial institutions and manufacturers of equipment recognize that international sales or the globalization of their business is a requirement to staying competitive


Traps for the unwary - administration fee held to be in violation of the criminal rate of interest
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • May 21 2009

The recent case of De Wolf v. Bell ExpressVu Inc., 2008 O.J. No. 3548 is an excellent reminder to creditors of the dangers of charging an administration fee for late payment


Good news for secured creditors as value of their collateral increases
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 5 2008

For most lenders, taking security from their borrowers is pretty straightforward: take a general security agreement covering inventory, receivables and all other collateral, add some guarantees, and then look to see if there are any other loose ends that need tying up


Federal government releases consultation paper on leasing framework
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 28 2009

In its 2009 Budget, the Canadian Government stated its intention to consult market participants on the potential merits of changing the legislative and regulatory framework for financial leasing activities by federally-regulated financial institutions


Registering security under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act: check all the right boxes or risk losing priority
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 5 2009

If a financing statement registered under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act does not set out, in the manner required by the Ontario PPSA, all of the collateral in which a secured creditor is taking a security interest, then the secured creditor risks losing priority vis-à-vis third parties with respect to collateral not so set out


Shari’ah finance and the equipment leasing industry
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • March 7 2008

Shari’ah or Islamic-compliant financing is gaining a foothold in international finance transactions