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The new corporate registry rules in Canada: Beneficial ownership, trusts and transparency

May 07, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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(Note that the time is in EST.)

This presentation, complimentary for STEP members, will broadcast in English.

Practitioners in Canada and worldwide are grappling with new corporate transparency rules requiring disclosure of individuals with significant control of private corporations. Join us as our distinguished panel discusses the goals of the rules (including combatting tax evasion and promotion of good faith generally though transparency) and their application (including their application to discretionary and other trusts).

The panel will review practical examples and discuss who are the controlling individuals under Canadian federal rules (also being adopted in several provinces), under British Columbia’s unique legislation and from a UK perspective, which benefits from five years of experience under similar legislation. The panel will also discuss Quebec’s newest proposal for a public corporate transparency register for entities doing business in Quebec and whether this new public registry will become Canada’s de facto transparency register.

This is a must to attend for anyone whose work touches upon corporations or trusts.

Moderated by:


  • Daniel Frajman - BCL, LLB, TEP, Spiegel Sohmer, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Peter Glowacki - LLB, TEP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • John Riches - LLB, TEP, RMW Law LLP, London, United Kingdom

The original broadcast will air from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m. EST.

Not able to make the broadcast? Not to worry - as long as you are registered you can view the webcast at anytime after the original broadcast.

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