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Harper government introduces the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 17 2011

The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, today announced that the Government of Canada is introducing changes to Canada’s pension landscape that will make saving for retirement easier for millions of Canadians


Capital pool company program
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 31 2011

The following is a very brief overview of the capital pool company program (the “CPC Program”) of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) and a summary of the principal steps that may be taken by a capital pool company to complete a qualifying transaction under the CPC Program


Markson v. MBNA Canada Bank, 2011 ONSC 871 (CanLII)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 9 2011

In this class action the plaintiff claimed that the defendant bank had contravened s. 347 of the Criminal Code (charging or receiving interest at a criminal rate) by charging in excess of 60 interest on credit card cash advances


Enforceable guarantee
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 21 2011

A party seeking to rely on a condition alleged to be part of a guarantee should ensure it is referred to in the guarantee


The leveraged loan market - an outlook for 2011
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2011

The leveraged loan market faces new challenges and new opportunities in 2011


Employee benefit trust - don't get caught out
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2011

If your deal structures include employee benefit trusts, read on - your investee companies may end up paying a lot more tax than you bargained for under new anti-avoidance rules announced late last year, and which are now in effect


When office tenants go dark
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 31 2011

Most office leases require the tenant to actively carry on business from their leased premises and prohibit the tenant from vacating or abandoning the premises


The green bank that can't borrow
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2011

Despite the pledge that this would be the "greenest government ever", the Chancellor's 2011 Budget announcement for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) may disappoint both investment institutions and green campaigners alike


Mortgage investment entities
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 23 2011

On February 25, 2011 the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published Staff Notice 31-323 Guidance Relating to the Registration Obligations of Mortgage Investment Entities


How are you measuring up to the FSA's guidance on assessing suitability of investments?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2011

In setting out new Guidance on assessing suitability in investment choices the Financial Services Authority (FSA) made clear it would be taking an "intrusive" and "intensive" supervisory approach