From emerging technologies to anti-money laundering and consumer protection legislation, Peter has a long track record advising clients on all aspects of the regulatory landscape of Canada’s financial services and payments industry.
Peter’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance in the financial services and payments industry, including with respect to mobile and other emerging payment technologies. He has deep insight into Canada’s anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and economic sanctions legislation. Peter also regularly advises banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, investment advisers and others on their compliance obligations, including in their dealings with FINTRAC. In the area of consumer protection, Peter advises financial institutions on their obligations under federal law, as well as advises financial institutions, other financial service providers, manufacturers and retailers on their obligations under provincial law.
Peter has extensive experience with credit and debit card arrangements, including co-brand, affinity and white label arrangements and has deep knowledge of the operating regulations of all major card network associations. He also assists with clients with corporate reorganizations and the financing of major U.S., U.K. and other investments.
In addition, Peter advises private companies, including the holding companies of Thomson and Rogers family members, in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including shareholder arrangements.
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Peter is a member of the Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering / Anti-Terrorist Financing of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the organization of Canada’s investment fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, where he advises IFIC on the implications of, and responses to, proposed anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing legislation.
He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and has completed the In-depth Tax Course offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
In the community, he is an officer of a number of companies and a director of The Speech and Stuttering Institute (formerly the Speech Foundation of Ontario), a non-profit organization.