On our doorsteps: Money laundering in Canadian real estate

  • May 09, 2017
  • Adam Ross

Canada is fast becoming a destination of choice for money launderers worldwide, who are taking advantage of our under-regulated, loophole-riddled property market to wash and hide billions in illicit wealth. Canada is both a desirable place to live and an attractive market in which to invest.

Business Law

Financial crime, terrorist financing, money laundering and China

  • May 04, 2017
  • Christine Duhaime

If there is one area of law that seems to be the least understood among members of the profession, it is financial crime. Financial crime involves, among other things, money laundering, terrorist financing, tax evasion, insider trading, corruption, illegal gambling, drug trafficking and prostitution.

Business Law

A comparative analysis of Bitcoin and other decentralised virtual currencies: Legal Regulation in the People's Republic of China, Canada, and the United States

  • April 13, 2017
  • Matthew P. Ponsford

Bitcoin, also known as a decentralized virtual currency, is regulated differently in the People’s Republic of China, Canada, and the United States, and represents a vastly underdeveloped area of the law. No country has currently backed Bitcoin. Launched in 2009, and founded by Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is a “decentralized peer-to-peer virtual currency.”

Business Law

B.C. government targets foreign buyers with tax hike

  • April 06, 2017
  • Damon Chisholm, Scott Kuehn, Holly Sherlock and Sally Wong

On July 25, 2016, the British Columbia government announced Bill 28 – Miscellaneous Statutes (Housing Priority Initiatives) Amendment Act, 2016.

Business Law

Class action filed in relation to B.C.’s Foreign Buyer Tax

  • April 03, 2017
  • Alexandra Cocks

A proposed class action was filed a mere six weeks after the British Columbia government introduced amendments to the Property Transfer Tax Act to impose an additional 15 per cent tax on the purchase of residential property by foreigners in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. This legislation, and the role of foreign buyers in Vancouver’s housing market, has received significant news coverage in the local and national media.

Business Law

Is there a place for corporations within the human rights debate?

  • July 14, 2016
  • Patricia Steele

Human rights are about each of us living in dignity and the human rights project is about standing up to injustice and showing solidarity in the face of oppression. Due to economic globalization, operations of transnational corporations have an impact on local and international markets and affairs of state.

Business Law, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Constitutional & Human Rights and 1 more..., International Law

Debate over proposed cooperative capital markets regulatory system continues

  • September 01, 2014
  • Jeremy Fraiberg, Robert M. Yalden, Noralee Bradley and Shawn Irving

In a blog post originally published on Osler’s website, Jeremy Fraiberg, Robert M. Yalden, Noralee Bradley and Shawn Irving take a look at the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System and talk about what comes next.

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