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Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

FinTech Legal

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What the team is known for

Gowling has a broad tech practice stemming from its respected M&A, data privacy and intellectual property practice groups. It is particularly recognised for its work on cryptocurrency matters, from ICOs to regulatory compliance and investigations.

Work highlights

Advised a financial technology company, which offers a pre-paid debit card, cryptocurrency exchange and securities trading platform, on migrating its business into Canada.

Notable practitioners

Usman Sheikh is the national head of Gowling's blockchain and smart contract group. He is one of the leading lawyers in blockchain and cryptocurrency matters in Canada, with both clients and peers recognising his status as a market leader. "He is very technically skilled and a very talented cryptocurrency lawyer," says a client, adding: "He is a very methodical lawyer in his approach to everything, he always makes sure he fully understands the client before moving on. He leaves no stone unturned and he is very detail-oriented."

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Usman Sheikh
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