Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

FinTech Legal Department

Canada
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What the team is known for Blakes, known as a top-tier firm for corporate and financial law, also has a well-developed practice advising on a variety of legal issues in the FinTech space. Clients view them as a thought leader in Canadian FinTech and as specialists in handling the evolving regulations concerning ICOs. The firm is also a committee member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Strengths

"It is not just a law firm, they are a business partner for us and know our business beyond the legal side. The nature of FinTech is evolving and as a result there is no clear line with regulations – Blakes help us navigate this because they know the regulatory actors so well."

"Very knowledgeable and very persuasive with the banks."

Work highlights

Counselled Kik Interactive on their ICO, which was at the time the largest Canadian ICO to date.

Advised Iconomi on regulatory matters relating to the establishment of its digital asset investment and management platform.

Notable practitioners Jacqueline Shinfield in Toronto is a key contact.