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March 17 2017
Sharissa Ellyn The saga of the unnamed bank: FinTRAC statement

Canada - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

In April 2016 the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre (FinTRAC) levied a penalty of over C$1 million against a Canadian bank, but failed to name the bank in question. The director of FinTRAC recently released a statement expressing that the message of deterrence was effective despite the decision not to publicise the bank's name. However, he acknowledged that withholding the name of the bank may not have met public expectations in relation to openness and transparency.

Author: Sharissa Ellyn
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Fredrik Ljungström Joint and several liability between debtors and effect of creditor's actions

Sweden - Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell

The Supreme Court recently clarified how to interpret joint and several liability when the creditor settles with one of the debtors and simultaneously releases that party from any future claims. The court concluded that the foundation of a joint and several liability between debtors is that the debtor that repays more than its pro rata share of a loan has a right to recover and claim the exceeding amount from the other debtor or debtors.

Authors: Fredrik Ljungström, Sara Göthlin
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