Bennett Jones LLP

FinTech Legal Department

Canada
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What the team is known for Traditionally recognised for its work in the Canadian energy, oil and gas practice market, Bennett Jones is a growing and innovative presence in the FinTech space. The firm is quickly developing as a noted specialist in blockchain securities law, advising a broad spectrum of clients from start-ups to government agencies and financial institutions. They were also the first Canadian firm to join the legal working group of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

Strengths

"We use Bennett Jones if we are doing something innovative."

"The quality of the work is just outstanding, they are responsive – we are very pleased."

"Bennett Jones have provided advice on a number of different topics, some general advice, other complex multiparty agreements, they've been very helpful in that regard."

Work highlights

Advised the Canadian Blockchain Association on securities law and public policy.

Provided counsel to Rublix Development in relation to their cryptocurrency issuance project, particularly concerning the securities regulatory status of the proposed cryptocurrency.

Notable practitioners Michael Whitt QC in Calgary is a key contact.