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15 April 2024

News And Insights From Osler's Market-leading Financial Services Group — April 2024

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Osler's national Financial Services Group is pleased to present its third newsletter. On a regular basis we share an informative article with national relevance to finance law to help you stay current.
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Osler's national Financial Services Group is pleased to present its third newsletter. On a regular basis we share an informative article with national relevance to finance law to help you stay current. Our newsletter will also help you know what is new and upcoming from Osler Financial Services.

Navigating aircraft security in Québec

The division of powers between federal and provincial jurisdictions in Canada empowers the provinces to exercise their legislative authority over property matters within their respective territories. Consequently, provinces have the autonomy to establish the rules and procedures governing the creation, registration and enforcement of security interests, known as hypothecs in the civil law regime of the province of Québec. However, certain assets such as intellectual property, ships and vessels and aircraft, among others, are subject to federal legislative authority. While provinces maintain control over many aspects of property law relating to such assets, the legal framework regulating these assets extends beyond provincial borders.

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New York Court of Appeals clarifies UCC Article 8 choice of law rules for validity of securities

On February 20, 2024, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a ruling clarifying an important choice of law rule under the New York Uniform Commercial Code. The Court held that Venezuelan law governs the validity of certain secured notes issued by that country's state oil company, pursuant to an indenture governed by New York law. The decision provides clarity for bond and note holders, especially with respect to bonds and notes issued by sovereign entities.

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Economic Update with Stephen Poloz

In January, Osler special advisor Stephen Poloz sat down with Joyce M. Bernasek, partner, Financial Services and Chris Bennett, partner, Financial Services, to talk about the hot-button economic issues facing the country, including inflation and interest rates, in the first Economic Update for 2024.

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Criminal interest rate regulations published for consultation

On December 23, 2023, the federal government published draft regulations that propose important exemptions from the application of the criminal rate of interest cap as set out in section 347 of the Criminal Code. Earlier last year, the federal government introduced amendments to the criminal rate of interest provisions that has changed the definition of "criminal rate" in the Criminal Code from an effective annual rate of interest that exceeds 60% to an annual percentage rate (APR) that exceeds 35%, meaning that both the method of calculation and the interest rate cap were changed.

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Compliance burdens for payment service providers under final Retail Payment Activities Act regulations

On November 22, 2023, the final regulations to the Retail Payment Activities Act (RPAA) were released. Changes from the draft regulations released earlier this year are minimal, and payment service providers (PSPs) should begin to prepare for the significant compliance requirements once the regime comes fully into force.

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ARTICLE
15 April 2024

News And Insights From Osler's Market-leading Financial Services Group — April 2024

Canada Finance and Banking

Contributor

Osler is a leading law firm with a singular focus – your business. Our collaborative “one firm” approach draws on the expertise of over 400 lawyers to provide responsive, proactive and practical legal solutions driven by your business needs. It’s law that works.
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