Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Banking and Finance

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433472445


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The global financial crisis has shined a spotlight on the Canadian bank industry, heating up mergers and acquisitions and the need for legal counsel who can effectively navigate this cutting edge area of law. With rapid technological and regulatory changes, banking and finance law continues to evolve as financial services institutions change the way they do business.

Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Banking and Finance provides a broad knowledge of policies and principles, including the most current changes to the law. The in-depth analysis of key topics covered in this volume, such as the statutory powers, governance and incorporation of banks as well as seminal cases decided under the Bank Act, will assist practitioners in providing practical advice to their diverse clients, including: credit providers, consumers, Canadian and foreign banks and other financial institutions.

Special Features

References and abbreviations
- An alphabetical listing of special references and abbreviations used in the volume, with an explanation of their meaning.

Selected secondary sources
- Setting out selected texts, articles, and other secondary sources pertaining to the subject that the reader may find to be relevant and helpful.

Glossary of definitions
- Identifying words and phrases defined in pertinent legislation, and providing the text of the definition in each jurisdiction for easy reference. A valuable "quick reference" in a field marked by a wide variety of statutes promulgated across many jurisdictions.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Business and Powers of Banks
III. Financial Structure and Investments
IV. Corporate Governance
V. Ownership
VI. Bank Holding Companies
VII. Status, Incorporation, Continuance and Organization of Banks
VIII. Superintendent and Commissioner
IX. Administration
X. Sanctions
XI. The Bank of Canada
XII. Foreign Banks and Authorized Foreign Banks


Alison R. Manzer, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., M.B.A.,

Alison R. Manzer, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., M.B.A., is a Partner in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. She has an extensive commercial law practice, with a large cross-border and international practice base, including financial institution regulation, asset based lending, securitization, conduit and derivative structuring, commercial lending, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and bankruptcy, personal property leasing and related areas. Ms. Manzer has held several financial services industry directorships and many positions with legal organizations, recently including the American Bar Association and The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. She is a member and regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Bar Association. She is ranked in most legal peer rankings in Canada, the United States and globally in Banking and Asset Finance.

Peter Sullivan, B.Sc., LL.B.,

Peter Sullivan, B.Sc., LL.B., is an associate in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. His practice focuses primarily on financing transactions, acting for both lenders and borrowers involved in domestic and cross-border financing transactions and corporate reorganizations. He also has considerable experience in negotiating and documenting syndicated loans, project financings, acquisition financings, asset-based financings, securitizations and subordinated debt arrangements.

Suhuyini Abudulai, B.A., LL.B.,

Suhuyini Abudulai, B.A., LL.B., is a lawyer in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate finance matters and she represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions including secured and unsecured financing, syndicated loans, project finance, equipment leasing, asset-based lending, securitization and structured finance. Her practice includes regulatory matters, advising Canadian and non-Canadian financial institutions on consumer protection matters and the Canadian regulation of financial services.

Jennifer Wasylyk, B.Sc., J.D.

Jennifer Wasylyk, B.Sc., J.D., is an associate in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate finance matters, representing both borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured lending transactions. In addition, Jennifer's experience includes general corporate and reorganization matters.

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