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Project Jasper Phase 3: Application of Distributed Ledger Technology to Securities Settlement

Canada - November 21 2018 Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) has the potential to transform the financial industry. Worldwide, 70% of capital markets information technology…

CRTC’s Troubling Guidelines on CASL Accessorial Liability

Canada - November 14 2018 If you thought CASL wasn’t draconian enough, think again. The CRTC’s interpretation of CASL in the new Guidelines on the Commission’s approach to…

The Bali Fintech Agenda: IMF and World Bank Encourage a Principled Growth of Fintech

Global - November 12 2018 From a public policy perspective, the promise of Fintech is that it can deepen financial markets by delivering banking and payment services to a wider…

Financial Action Task Force Defines Virtual Assets and Calls for Further Regulation of Virtual Assets

Canada - November 6 2018 In a statement on October 19, 2018 (the “October Statement”), the Financial Action Task Force (the “FATF”) announced that it has adopted changes…

Post-AstraZeneca: Has the Promise Doctrine Vanished from Patent Litigation? Likely, Yes.

Canada - October 12 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada abolished the Promise Doctrine over a year ago and, as discussed in our blog, it marked an important course correction…

Federal Court of Appeal Reaffirms: The Right Expert is Critical

Canada - October 10 2018 Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal published its decision in Bombardier Recreational Products v. Arctic Cat, 2018 FCA 172. The decision is notable…

USMCA: Four Important Changes to Intellectual Property Rights

Canada - October 5 2018 Earlier this week, Canada, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement in principle on the successor to NAFTA, dubbed the United…

New York Attorney General Releases Report on Market Practices of Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

USA - October 5 2018 As part of its Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (the “Initiative”), the New York State Office of the Attorney General (the “NY AG”) recently…

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

Canada, USA - 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…

The Path Forward: US Treasury Releases Fintech Report

Canada, USA - August 14 2018 On July 31, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury released its Report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation (the “Treasury Report”)…