Program Chair(s)

Peter Aziz

Counsel, Torys LLP

Cannabis legalization compels a new era of banking in Canada.

Learn how to navigate the law to avoid potentially costly ramifications and complex lawsuits.

Many Canadian banks operate internationally, with increasingly integrated operations. With the legalization of cannabis, they face an increasingly complex regulatory and legal web.

As a legal professional, or someone involved in banking or the cannabis industry, you must get prepared to competently navigate the new legal and regulatory landscape given the impact to both domestic and foreign banking operations and transactions. A clear understanding of the intersecting regimes is essential to prevent violations and unintended foreign lawsuits.

Join leading Canadian & US banking law experts in this 90-minute OsgoodePD online webinar for essential guidance and best practices to effectively deal with these compounded challenges and to protect your clients’ – and your own – interests.

You’ll get an overview of the new regime, including a succinct overview of the ground rules and how to navigate the risky junctions of asymmetrical legal requirements.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll learn

How does cannabis legalization affect Canadian banking?

Criminal money laundering prohibitions, includes both Canadian and US perspectives and the solution of “ring fencing”

Canadian anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, monitoring and reporting guidance

Best practices for dealing with potentially problematic connections

Banks as corporate citizens providing services for clients in the cannabis industry, from commercial to retail banking clients and everything in between

Criminal/controlled substances prohibitions, includes both Canadian and US perspectives and the current state of conflict

Troubleshooting, trends and issues to watch out for

Who Should Attend

Banking professionals with commercial or retail clients in the cannabis industry

Lawyers, advisors, paralegals and law clerks who advise banking clients or investors with an interest in the cannabis industry

In-house lawyers and professionals at companies engaged in the cannabis industry

Anyone interested in entering the cannabis market and who has an interest or business or does banking in the US


Program Chair

Peter Aziz

Counsel, Torys LLP



Recorded: Oct 15, 2018

$149 + HST

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