Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

FinTech Legal Department

Canada
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What the team is known for Borden Ladner's FinTech team draws on a wide and varied body of experience in FinTech, having handled pressing legal issues for prominent entities in the financial sector for many years. The firm is valued for the high-quality regulatory counsel it provides to early-stage companies on investment issues, in which regard it is a top-tier group.

Strengths

"When there are regulatory issues, we think of BLG because they understand our unique position. For things that are outside of the box they are creative thinkers, interested not only in the tech aspects, but on the business side too."

Work highlights

Represented First Block Capital on its application to the Canadian Securities Administrators, resulting in it becoming the first fund authorised to register and operate an investment fund dealing exclusively in bitcoin.

Retained by the Canadian Competition Bureau to author reports on the regulatory burden faced by Canadian FinTech businesses with respect to payments, investment and lending activities.

Notable practitioners Stephen Redican in Toronto is a key contact.