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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2
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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 2009

Education

LL.B., University of Windsor, 2008

B.A. (Double Major: Political Science & Economics), Dalhousie University, 2003

Suhuyini Abudulai

Suhuyini Abudulai is a partner in the Financial Services Group. Her practice focuses on commercial lending transactions and regulatory compliance matters in financial services and the payments industry, with an emphasis on consumer protection laws. She regularly advises on compliance with consumer protection laws in Canada, including documentation and disclosure requirements. She counsels Canadian and non-Canadian entities on the operation of credit and payment card programs and other payment products and services, consumer credit transactions, anti-money laundering requirements, cost of credit disclosure, prepaid/gift card agreements, internet sales, advertising and pre-authorized debits. Suhuyini is the author of the Annotated Ontario Consumer Protection Act and her experience includes:

  • Advising a Canadian corporation on its continuance as a Schedule I bank
  • Representing a Schedule I bank since its inception on regulatory compliance and corporate matters
  • Advising issuers of prepaid products on Canadian consumer protection laws and Canadian payment systems rules
  • Advising on anti-money laundering requirements
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in domestic and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions
  • Acting for the Federal Government of Canada, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, in connection with its credit substitution guarantee of the $6.3 billion project financing for the Muskrat Falls and Maritime Link portions of the Lower Churchill River Hydro Electric Projects
  • Advising on provincial and territorial consumer credit and cost of credit disclosure
  • Advising on the application of provincial and territorial consumer protection laws
  • Providing advice regarding unfair practices and misleading or deceptive representations
  • Advising on offences and penalties under provincial and territorial consumer protection laws and consumer remedies 
  • Providing advice on reward points/loyalty programs under consumer protection laws 

Publications include:

  • The Annotated Ontario Consumer Protection Act (LexisNexis Canada)
  • Canadian Commercial Law Guide – Consumer Protection (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Consumer Protection, Commercial Law Module of Lexis Practice Advisor Canada (LexisNexis Canada)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Banking and Finance (LexisNexis Canada)
  • Canada-U.S. Commercial Law Guide (Thomson Carswell)
  • “Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Provincial Consumer Protection Laws Apply to Bank-Issued Credit Cards” (Financial Services Group E-lert)
  • “Consumer Transactions in Canada: Overview of Consumer Protection” (CFSC 101 Series Publications: Young Lawyers Subcommittee, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association).
  • “Perfecting Security Interests in Cash Collateral – Proposed Amendments to the Ontario PPSA" (National Creditor and Debtor Review)
  • “Payment Cards – Recent Developments" (National Banking Law Review)
ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Recipient, Precedent Setter Award by Precedent Magazine (2016)
  • Named, Change Agent by Canadian Business Magazine (2016)
ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Bar Association
    • Chair of the International Taskforce of the Consumer Financial Services Committee
    • Vice-Chair of the Lender Liability Committee of the Commercial Finance Committee
    • Vice-Chair of the Lawyers of Color Subcommittee
    • Content Director and Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Co-Editor of the Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committee's Commercial Law Newsletter (2012-2016)
  • Black Female Lawyers Network
    • Member of the Retreat and Events Committee and Member of the Membership Committee
  • National Bar Association, Member of the Editorial Board of the National Bar Association Magazine
  • Ontario Bar Association
    • Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section Executive
    • Secretary of the Business Law Section Executive (2013-2016) 
    • Member of the Consumer Law Committee
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Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events
PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Suhuyini is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Toronto. The YWCA, as part of a national and international movement, is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
  • Suhuyini is also an active member of the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN), participating on both the Membership and the Retreat and Events Committees. The BFLN provides a forum for students and practitioners in the field to convene, share and learn from one another.