Vladimir Shatiryan
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4154

Vladimir's practice focuses on a broad range of issues impacting Canadian and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, credit unions, trust and loan companies, financial market infrastructures, and payment service providers. Vladimir advises clients on capital requirements, ownership structures, financial institution incorporation and cross-border business rules, permitted investments and activities, bank resolution and recovery laws, and payment clearing and settlement legislation. He also has particular expertise in all aspects of Canada's economic sanctions and anti-money laundering legislation.

Vladimir also has experience with domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions in connection with bilateral and syndicated loan structures and subordinated lending arrangements.

Vladimir has recently completed a secondment at the Legislation and Approvals Division of Canada's federal banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Vladimir's recent representative work includes advising:

  • Foreign financial institutions on establishing financial presence in Canada
  • Foreign financial institutions on structuring cross-border commercial and consumer programs in compliance with Canadian regulatory requirements
  • Regulatory considerations in relation to a broad range of corporate transactions involving financial institutions

  • Financial institutions on regulatory capital requirements and issuance of NVCC-compliant preferred shares and subordinated debt instruments
  • Financial market infrastructures and Canadian and foreign financial institutions on the application of the Canadian payment clearing and settlement legislation
  • Canadian and foreign financial institutions on Canada's bank resolution and recovery regime
  • Credit unions and centrals on legislative requirements relating to capital, lending and investment restrictions, as well as on the process for continuing as a federal credit union
  • Financial institutions on related-party transactions requirements and restrictions relating to commodities ownership and trading
  • Canadian and foreign companies on the application of Canada's economic sanctions legislation, including screening and disclosure obligations, due diligence and compliance measures, facilitation provisions, and extra-territorial application
  • Businesses subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act in preparing anti-money laundering policies and controls and appealing notices of violations
  • Domestic and foreign financial institutions on various aspects of Canadian financial institutions legislation, including on matters related to regulation of deposit-taking and trust business, credit card issuing and acquiring, cost of borrowing disclosure, unclaimed property legislation, outsourcing arrangements, and regulation of prepaid payment products
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, June 27,2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Sanctions & Export Controls, April 25, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 4, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, August 29, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory and International Trade, April 7, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, March 21, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, March 15, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, February 8, 2016.
Co-author: Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2015
National Banking Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, February 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 18, 2016.
Co-author: Bill C-31: 2015 Federal Budget - Financial Services Highlights
National Banking Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, June 2015.
Co-author: A Primer on Cross-Border Lending to Canada
Business Law Today, American Bar Association, May 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, April 2015
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Overview of the Regulatory Landscape
Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance & Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Toronto, Ontario, January 31, 2017.
Speaker: New Identity Verification Rules
Beyond Cards: Evolving Regulation of Payments, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 20, 2016.
Speaker: New Identity Verification Rules
More Than Just a PEP Talk: New AML Trends and Regulations, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, September 13, 2016.
Speaker: Canada Focus: Compliance Strategies in a Time of Rapid Change
AML Training Web Seminar, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), August 26, 2016.
Speaker: Overview of Provincial Insurance Legislation
Regulatory and Compliance Primer for Insurance Companies, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 1, 2016.
Speaker: Cross-Border Banking Rules for Foreign Banks
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Regulatory and Compliance Primer for Banks and Foreign Bank Branches, Toronto, Ontario, April 2016.
Speaker: Update on Canadian Sanctions Legislation and Proposed Identity Verification Rules
Blakes Business Class Seminar, AML - Again More Law, Toronto, Ontario, November 2015.
Speaker: Proposed Regulation of National Retail Payment Systems and Other Evolving Regulatory Issues
Payments Exchange Community Session, Toronto, Ontario, October 7, 2015.
Speaker: Canadian Sanctions in respect of Russia in Practice
Economic Sanctions Compliance & Enforcement, American Conference Forum, Toronto, Ontario, October 6, 2015.
Speaker: Prepaid Cards and Evolving Regulatory Issues
Payments Exchange Community Session, Toronto, Ontario, March 25, 2015.
Speaker: Beyond Cards: Proposed Identity Verification Rules
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Adapting to Disruption in Payments, Toronto, Ontario, October 2015.
Speaker: Ongoing Monitoring of Business Relationship
Blakes Payments Card Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 23, 2014.
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