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, financial market infrastructures and payment service providers. He advises on business and ownership structures, establishment of financial institutions and foreign bank branches, cross-border banking rules, permitted investments and activities, bank resolution and recovery laws, regulatory compliance management and governance, payment clearing and settlement laws, and other regulatory issues. Vladimir also has expertise in all aspects of Canada's anti-money laundering legislation and sanctions legislation.

Vladimir has 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

  • Canadian and foreign financial institutions on seeking regulatory approvals for new entry, change of control, investments, permitted activities, related-party transactions and other transactions requiring approval under Canadian financial institutions legislation

  • Foreign financial institutions on structuring cross-border commercial and consumer programs in compliance with Canadian regulatory requirements

  • Canadian and foreign financial institutions on bail-in legislation and NVCC instruments

  • Canadian and foreign financial market infrastructures on payment clearing and settlement rules

  • Canadian and foreign financial institutions on a broad range of issues relating to resolution and recovery planning

  • 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 Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, August 15, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 29, 2018
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, December 5, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Sanctions & Export Controls, November 7, 2017.
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.
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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.
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