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Financial Institutions

Whether establishing a new business, acquiring an existing one, or simply doing business with Canadian customers and counterparties, it’s crucial that financial institutions have access to the best possible advice on relevant legal, regulatory, political and policy issues.

Fasken Martineau’s Financial Institutions Practice Group has a wide range of experience in providing clients with the kind of unique, full-service practice that’s essential to navigating today’s dynamic market conditions and complex legal environment.

 

Most of the world’s leading global banks and insurers already have a strong presence in Canada; and with its highly educated workforce and comparatively low cost of doing business, Canada regularly sees new financial services businesses setting up shop here. 

Fasken Martineau’s Financial Institutions Practice Group has a deep and wide range of experience providing clients with the kind of integrated, full-service practice that’s essential to navigating today’s demanding and complex legal environment. The team helps clients successfully adapt to dynamic market conditions and supports them in the most critical aspects of their business.

We are a national group, with team members in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. We are also an integrated team - we are both transactional/corporate lawyers and regulatory lawyers; so you’ll get practical advice covering all aspects of your needs.

Our Clients

We are a leading advisor to regulated and unregulated financial services providers in Canada, and regularly advise foreign businesses on entering the market here.

We work with domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, reinsurers, providers of credit card and payment card solutions, and other regulated and unregulated financial services providers.

We also regularly advise FinTech and InsurTech businesses on Canadian legal and regulatory issues. We are a recognized leader throughout the financial institutions industry and have long-standing relationships with some of Canada’s most well-known domestic and foreign financial institutions.

Our rapport with both federal and provincial regulators translates into outstanding results for clients on many regulatory matters.

How can we help?

  • Establishment of new bank and insurance businesses
  • Financial institutions transactions
  • Bank regulatory
  • Insurance regulatory
  • Anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing
  • Credit unions and cooperatives

Notable Wins & Key Clients