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Stock market business graph chart on digital screen. Success and loss money concept. Trading screen board. Financial 3d illustration.
Stock market business graph chart on digital screen. Success and loss money concept. Trading screen board. Financial 3d illustration.

BANKING & FINANCE

In recent years, national regulators have imposed new regulations on the banking sector to secure their financial health and protect the interests of investors and customers. But these new frameworks make the business of banking more complex, causing institutions to re-assess their business models and pivot to address new challenges and opportunities. McMillan LLP understands the dynamics of this continually evolving landscape and we advise Canadian and foreign banks, trust companies, and other financial services organizations on how to navigate regulations and bring new products and services to market.

McMillan’s banking and finance lawyers have deep industry knowledge and experience; we are committed to staying abreast of any and all changes to financial institution legislation. We understand the challenges and opportunities that these changes can bring and help our banking clients adapt to market dynamics. We advise clients on the necessary regulatory approvals or exemption orders in connection with their Canadian activities, and we have helped a number of foreign banks establish subsidiaries or branches in Canada.

McMillan professionals  support our clients by advising on financial services legislation and regulatory regimes; assisting in dealings with regulatory authorities, including the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and provincial securities commissions; counselling clients on a full range of financing transactions; advising, planning and implementing merger and acquisition transactions; and advising on a wide range of capital markets transactions.

McMillan helps institutions respond swiftly to market shifts and regulatory changes in insurance, corporate and banking law, while meeting increasingly sophisticated customer needs and rivalling competitive manoeuvres.

McMillan finance, securities and insurance lawyers advise banks, insurance companies, investment dealers and other financial services companies anticipate regulation changes and position themselves for success. In this competitive industry, we tap in to our experience advising on insurance, banking, lending, personal property security, securities, tax and insolvency law to help clients thrive and minimize risk.

McMillan works closely with in-house legal counsel government bodies and regulators. We help clients minimize the risk of banking litigation. When unavoidable, our litigators are highly accomplished at effectively representing and protecting our clients’ interests to preserve reputation and shareholder value.

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Understanding the Consumer-Driven Banking Framework: Key Insights from the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No.1

On April 30, the federal government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1, which provides the legislative framework for open banking in Canada.

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May 13, 2024
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Legal Risk Assessments – An Essential Risk Management Tool

The best way to address the legal issues that arise in any business is to focus on their identification and resolution before they become legal problems.

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May 9, 2024
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Budget 2024: Legislative Changes of Note for Investment Funds

In Budget 2024, the Government acknowledges that the restrictions placed on the property that may be held by registered plans have become unduly complex.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: Clean Energy Incentives and Resource Sector Measures

Budget 2024 prioritizes Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy and contains several measures aimed at facilitating that ongoing transition.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: Synthetic Equity Arrangement Restrictions Tightened

Budget 2024 proposes to tighten the “synthetic equity arrangement” anti-avoidance rule by eliminating the no “tax-indifferent investor” exception.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: Increases in the Taxation of Capital Gains

Budget 2024 proposes to significantly change how capital gains are taxed under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: Expanded Relief for Non-Resident Service Providers

Budget 2024 will expand the circumstances under which relief may be granted from withholdings on payments made to non-residents that render services in Canada.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: Government Audit Powers to be Significantly Enhanced

The Government has proposed to significantly expand the audit powers of the CRA and heighten the consequences of not complying with requests made by the CRA.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Budget 2024: New Measures Addressing Bonus Tax Depreciation and Crypto-Assets

Budget 2024 announced new measures to accelerate tax depreciation as well as certain measures applicable to crypto-asset investments.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Consumer-Driven Banking is (almost) Here! Highlights from Budget 2024

On April 16, the Government of Canada released its 2024 budget which includes the promise of new legislation this spring to implement open banking in Canada.

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Apr 17, 2024