Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

FinTech Legal Department

Canada
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What the team is known for A top-tier law firm, Osler brings cross-disciplinary expertise in start-up company financing, investment funds and a wide breadth of corporate law to its FinTech group. They especially excel at advising on technology, financial regulations and M&A. This makes Osler the first port of call for a wide range of Canadian and global organisations, from emerging FinTech start-ups and venture capital funds, to major financial institutions.

Strengths

"They take the time to understand what our goals are, then work with us to set our strategy for approaching how to get to them. They are timely, responsive and practical."

"We use Osler exclusively. There are, in my opinion, no other lawyers that have the expertise to do these deals so efficiently and effectively."

"Osler distinguish themselves because they understand technology and they really understand the unique stage of our company as a fast-growing organisation."

Work highlights

Advised several leading Canadian financial institutions on the regulatory, commercial and privacy aspects of their implementation of open mobile wallet products Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Represented Toronto-based FinTech and software-focused venture capital fund Information Venture Partners in the formation of its second fund, totalling CAD106 million.

Notable practitioners

A specialist in transactional and financial matters, Chad Bayne expertly advises both the investor and investee sides of the FinTech sector. He is an influential figure in the Canadian FinTech ecosystem, and is described as "occupying a unique position in the market – he is famous in the tech scene." Chad is well thought of by his clients for his responsiveness, knowledge and deal-making expertise.