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Standing Committee on Finance Releases Recommendations on Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

Canada - December 3 2018 Recently, the House of Common’s Standing Committee on Finance released its report titled, “Confronting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing:...

Ana Badour.


Legal Update on Private Cannabis Retail Regulations

Canada - November 21 2018 On November 16, 2018, Ontario’s Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 and associated Regulations came into force. With sales of recreational cannabis by private...

Leah Ostler, Jessica Firestone, Victoria Zed, Ranjeev Dhillon, Rami Chalabi.


The GDPR and Blockchain - EU Releases Report outlining Tensions and Recommendations

European Union - November 5 2018 How is blockchain technology affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)? The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum (the “Observatory”)...

Shane Lamond.


U.S. Regulatory Approval Received for two U.S. Dollar-Pegged “Stablecoins”

USA, Canada - September 28 2018 On September 10, 2018, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) announced its approval of two “stablecoins”: the Gemini Dollar...

Shauvik Shah, Simon Cameron, Dean C. Masse.


Paving the Way for RegTech: Australian and Canadian Developments

Australia, Canada - July 17 2017 Recently, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which regulates financial services and markets in Australia, provided...

Jason Phelan, Ana Badour.