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Vladimir Shatiryan

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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 and 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

Awards & Recognition

Vladimir is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2022 (Financial Services Regulatory)

  • Global Banking Regulation Review's 45 under 45 (which recognizes the leading banking regulation lawyers globally)

Professional Activities

Vladimir is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and an associate member of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association.

Vladimir is committed to pro bono work and assists in a number of pro bono matters.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Compliance in the Financial Services Sector i AML/ATF
    Osgoode Professional LLM Program (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2023.
  • Moderator: Open Banking
    ETA Transact Tech and Policy Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2023.
  • Moderator: Faster Payments
    ETA Transact Tech and Policy Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2023.
  • Moderator and Co-speaker: Bank Act Whistleblowing Requirements
    28th Annual Flagship Conference on Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, October 2022.
  • Co-speaker: The Retail Payment Activities Act
    Canadian Payments Outlook 2023, Blakes Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, March 29, 2023.
  • Speaker: OSFI Guideline B-15 - Practical Takeaways
    Toronto Risk & Insurance Forum - Specialty Risk Round-up, National Club, Toronto, Ontario, February 23, 2023.
  • Speaker: Common Missteps and Key Continuous Improvement Areas for Regulated Companies to Achieve Compliance Controls
    Canadian Institute Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime, Toronto, Ontario, June 15, 2022.
  • Moderator and Speaker: How Open Banking is Changing the World of Payments
    Transact Tech and ETA Annual Policy Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2022.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2012
JD, University of British Columbia – 2011
MA, York University – 2008
BA, York University – 2006

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