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Alberta Securities Commission proposes changes to regulation of over-the-counter derivatives
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2011

Canada’s diverse approach to regulation of over-the-counter derivatives and commodity contracts has become even more complex and arguably less harmonized with the Alberta Securities Commission’s recent publication of Staff Notice 91-703 Over-the-Counter Derivatives, which describes how the ASC proposes to amend the way in which the ASC regulates these instruments.

ASC proposes new derivatives rule
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2011

On February 28, the Alberta Securities Commission proposed the repeal of Blanket Order 91-503, which currently exempts most over-the-counter derivatives from the definition of "futures contract" under the Alberta Securities Act and, thus, exempts such OTC derivatives from regulation as "securities".

Cash collateral under the PPSA - need for reform
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2010

ISDA has written to the governments of Alberta and Ontario to recommend amendments to the provincial PPSAs dealing with cash collateral.

Is it time to stop all this intermingling?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 17 2009

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently ruled on a case dealing with the priority of claims to the bank accounts of a petroleum operator which had gone into receivership, where the operatorship was governed by the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure.

Olivier Désilets
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP