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Regulatory Uncertainty Regarding Crypto Asset Lending in Canada

Canada - June 1 2022 Over the past year, eight crypto asset trading platforms (“CTPs”) have become regulated as securities dealers in Canada. These CTPs operate online…

Ana Badour, Rene Sorell, Lori Stein

The ISSB Releases Drafts of Global Baseline Sustainability Disclosure Standards

Canada - April 21 2022 The International Sustainability Standards Board (“ISSB”) marked its first significant milestone recently with the release of exposure drafts of the…

Robert J. Richardson, CD, Nicolas Choueri, William Horne, Gurvir Sangha, Sonia J. Struthers

AI in the Canadian Financial Services Industry

Canada - April 13 2022 In recent years, players within Canada’s financial services industry, from banks to Fintech startups, have shown early and innovative adoption of…

Sydney Hamilton, Grace Waschuk

CSA Publishes a Revised Derivatives Business Conduct Rule, Moving Toward Final Rule

Canada - March 10 2022 On January 20, 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published Proposed National Instrument 93‑101 - Derivatives: Business Conduct…

Candace Pallone, Sonia J. Struthers, Achille Treuil

The CSA Provides Guidance to Investment Funds Regarding ESG Disclosure: Key Takeaways from CSA Staff Notice 81-334

Canada - February 7 2022 All-time high levels of investor interest in environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues has contributed to significant growth in the market…

Cristian O. Blidariu, Robert J. Richardson, CD, William Horne, Jin Ge Li, William Main, Sean D. Sadler, Gurvir Sangha, Sonia J. Struthers