Bonny Murray
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5272

Bonny specializes in regulatory compliance in the financial services industry. Her practice spans banking and insurance compliance, reinsurance, anti-money laundering and sanctions, payment cards and mobile payments.

Bonny provides advice to Canadian and foreign banks, insurance companies, trust and loan companies, prepaid and gift card issuers and distributors, money services businesses and a variety of other regulated and unregulated financial service providers.

Bonny advises on compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements including regulatory approval applications, compliance programs, sanctions screening, outsourcing arrangements, internal policies and procedures, product development and distribution.

Bonny also advises on reinsurance transactions, pension de-risking transactions and corporate mergers and acquisitions involving financial services clients.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent transactions that Bonny has worked on at Blakes include:

  • Reinsurance by SCOR Global Life of the C$5-billion Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) pension de-risking insurance contract
  • Sale by Standard Life plc of its Canadian business to Manulife for C$4-billion
  • Sale by MBNA Canada Bank of its credit card portfolio to The Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Acquisition by Intact Financial Corporation of AXA Canada Inc.
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, May 18, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Banking and Financial Services Regulatory, August 22, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, August 4, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, April 2015
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets/Financial Services Regulatory, March 2015
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker and Course Leader: Compliance with Code Enhancements
Beyond Cards: Evolving Regulation of Payments, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 20, 2016.
Co-presenter: Negotiating Strategic Agreements: Key Considerations & Recommendations
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association 2016 Legal Section Annual Meeting, September 22, 2016.
Speaker: Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)
More Than Just a PEP Talk: New AML Trends and Regulations, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontairo, September 13, 2016.
Speaker: Introduction to Insurance Regulation
Regulatory and Compliance Primer for Insurance Companies, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 1, 2016.
Co-speaker: Regulatory and Compliance Primer for Banks and Foreign Bank Branches
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Blakes Toronto, April 13, 2016
Speaker: Canada and the Evolving Regulatory Landscape: What's Next?
Payments eXchange Community Session, Blakes Toronto, February 3, 2016
Co-speaker: Beyond Cards: Adapting to Disruption in Payments
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, October 22, 2015.
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