On September 2, 2003, Amex Bank of Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., launched its co-branded, general purpose credit card with Holt Renfrew & Co. Ltd., which can be used anywhere American Express is accepted. The launching of this new credit card involved the transition of the previously existing Holt Renfrew in-store card from Trans Canada Retail Services Company to American Express, and the entering into of a co-brand payment card agreement between Amex and Holt Renfrew.
American Express was represented by in-house counsel Doug Daniels in New York and Karen Rubin in Canada; by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, with a team that included Jim Janetos, Rachael Mendicino and Ted Shoub (corporate/IT) and Janine Denney-Lightfoot (regulatory); and by Robert Metcalfe (regulatory) of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
Holt Renfrew was represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, with a team that included Dean Blain and Stephen Pike. Trans Canada Retail Services was represented by in-house counsel Nick Scarfo and Paul Young.