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Beneficial Ownership Rules: Global and Canada Perspective

February 27, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET | Register

Legislation and regulations around beneficial ownership information is changing across various jurisdictions: Private registry? Public registry? Access? Information collected? Obligations? Privacy? – there are many issues and aspects to consider.

In this webinar, James Cohen, Executive Director at Transparency International (TI) Canada, will provide an overview of current corporate transparency regulations across various jurisdictions and the status of their implementation. He will pay special attention to the progress that has been made in Canada – both at a provincial and federal level. Finally, James will outline the framework that TI Canada has set forth for a made-in-Canada registry and the reasons for their position.

Learning Objectives

  • Summary of beneficial ownership regulations in key jurisdictions including in the UK, AMLD5 and Extractive Industries Transparency (ETI ) countries and U.S.
  • Current state of legislations and regulations in Canada, including recent CBCA amendment
  • Recommendations on what a beneficial ownership registry should look like and who would be able to access the information
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