Category: International

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Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2013

January 20, 2015

The regulatory world for federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) continued to get more complex in 2013, with a multitude of legislative and regulatory initiatives being proposed and implemented in the course of the year. We summarize these developments below. POLICY INITIATIVES Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013 A New Consumer Code On March 21, 2013, the federal government published its Economic…

Conducting Business in Africa: The Impact of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

July 7, 2014

According to statistics released by the International Monetary Fund, 12 of the 20 fastest-growing economies into 2015 will be African nations. Opportunities are thriving for investors seeking to tap into Africa’s increasingly attractive business environment. While there have been improvements in governance and security in the past decade, the region’s history of instability and corruption continues to be a source…

OHADA Introduces Revised Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups

May 12, 2014

REVISED ACT FOR THE BENEFIT OF INVESTORS IN THE OHADA REGION   On January 30, 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Council of Ministers of the Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (referred to by its French acronym OHADA, which stands for Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires) adopted a revised version of the 1997Uniform…

When Your International Legal Practice Meets Canada: Ethical & Professionalism Issues

April 24, 2014

This program is designed to provide practical guidance in dealing with the real-world ethical problems faced by in-house counsel. Speakers: Mark Adkins, Partner, New York Michael Dixon, Partner, Calgary Susan Grundy, Partner & General Counsel, Toronto Tricia Kuhl, Partner, Montreal Accreditation Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as…

Public-Private Partnership Legislation Heralds New Investment Opportunities in Burkina Faso

April 14, 2014

  BURKINA FASO INVESTMENT CONTEXT   Over the last decade, the government of Burkina Faso has undertaken a series of institutional and legislative reforms in an attempt to create a favourable climate for foreign investment. As part of its 2011-15 strategy for accelerated growth and long-term investment (in French, Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de développement durable or SCADD), the government’s goals…

Opening the Asia-Pacific Gateway: Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

March 17, 2014

  Nearly 10 years after negotiations first began, the federal government announced on March 11, 2014 that the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) negotiations have come to a close. Beginning in 2005, Canada and the Republic of Korea (Korea) engaged in 14 rounds of negotiations before arriving at terms acceptable to both sides.     BACKGROUND   Canada’s existing ties…

India Reforms Tax Regime for Foreign Portfolio Investors

February 20, 2014

  On January 7, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014. These regulations created a new class of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) and amended certain key rules and procedures applicable to foreign investors. On January 22, 2014, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) announced that…

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