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Global Canada Banking & Finance: Financial Services

This chapter covers both non-contentious and contentious matters arising out of the Financial Services industry and advice on all aspects of internal organisation and governance, transactions and operations. Non-contentious matters include assistance to bank / financial institution clients in complying with the full range of financial services laws and regulations in their daily operations. This section also encompasses financial institutions business transactions, especially the advice on regulatory issues in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures of financial services companies and the implementation of holdings in foreign countries. This section also covers the lobbying work done by the firm for the development of new laws and regulations. In contentious matters, we include advice related to the defence of financial institutions in criminal and civil examinations, inspections, investigations, and formal proceedings by federal and state financial regulators and self-regulatory organisations.

All Lawyers profiles

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Band 1
  1. Blair W Keefe
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    Blair W Keefe
    Torys LLP
    Torys LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 21 Years Ranked
    Blair Keefe is one of the most accomplished figures in the area of financial services regulation. Based in Toronto, he is frequently sought out by leading domestic and multinational institutions. 
  2. Paul Belanger
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    Paul Belanger
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Paul Belanger remains highly rated for his regulatory expertise across all areas of Canadian financial services. His impressive client roster includes market-leading banks, credit unions and insurance companies.
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Band 2
  1. Stephen J Redican
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    Stephen J Redican
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Stephen Redican is distinguished for his considerable skill in issues concerning financial products, most notably in the areas of fintech and payment cards. A Toronto-based lawyer, he is also regularly consulted on matters involving consumer protection and anti-money laundering compliance issues.
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Band 3
  1. Jacqueline D Shinfield
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    Jacqueline D Shinfield
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Based out of Toronto, Jacqueline Shinfield acts as co-lead of the firm's financial services regulatory group. She has extensive expertise in card payments, fintech and anti-terrorism financing regulations.
  2. Koker Christensen
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    Koker Christensen
    Fasken
    Fasken | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based financial institutions lawyer Koker Christensen has a strong profile in the Canadian financial services sector. He has extensive experience across a range of mandates, including M&A, regulatory compliance and internal reorganisations, as well as issues relating to fintech. 
  3. Peter E Hamilton
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    Peter E Hamilton
    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Stikeman Elliott LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Based in Toronto, Peter Hamilton is a highly experienced banking and finance lawyer with expertise cutting across a broad expanse of corporate finance matters, as well as in-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape governing financial services. He is also proficient with bankruptcy and restructuring-related mandates, including debtor-in-possession financings.
  4. Victoria Graham
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    Victoria Graham
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Banking & Finance: Financial Services
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Victoria Graham provides regulatory advice to a range of major financial institutions, particularly in relation to significant domestic and cross-border transactional mandates. She also has notable expertise in fintech and financial product development issues.