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Fintech is a rapidly evolving area that lies at the intersection of financial services and technology. The opportunities for major financial institutions, fintech start-ups, and ancillary service providers - through innovation, partnerships and acquisitions - are limitless. Seizing opportunities like these in a regulated industry like financial services requires legal counsel that has breadth and depth of traditional expertise and experience combined with nimble and creative thinking. We are a trusted partner that truly understands the complexities of the fintech eco-system and has the critical expertise to help you navigate the entire fintech landscape.

Why McCarthy Tétrault?

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Without the right guidance, at the right time, a fintech business may find itself facing unanticipated hurdles, such as regulatory challenges, compliance issues, privacy complaints or IP deficiencies, which may impair the value of the business or underlying technology. Our foresight and experienced guidance allows you to anticipate and proactively address any legal issues before they become problems.

A ONE-STOP SHOP

Our fintech group is a multi-disciplinary team focused on fintech, with extensive depth and breadth of expertise in all relevant legal areas, including financial services regulation, consumer protection, securities regulation, anti-money laundering, cybersecurity/privacy, and lending, and extensive transactional expertise, including M&A, IPOs, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, outsourcing, intellectual property strategy, licensing, private equity and venture capital, data analytics and more. We are truly a “one-stop shop” for fintech legal advice.

LEVERAGING INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Just as valuable as our legal expertise in all aspects of fintech is our knowledge of, and relationships with, financial institutions, government, regulators, innovators and financiers. We bring the benefit of these connections to bear for our clients to help forge connections, clear hurdles and contribute to the advancement of the Canadian fintech ecosystem.

What Our Clients Say

BAND 1 IN BANKING & FINANCE (INCLUDES SECURITIZATIONS)Chambers Global Canada

TIER 1 IN BANKINGInternational Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR 1000)

“MOST FREQUENTLY RECOMMENDED” FOR BANKING & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSLexpert Legal Directory

THE ONLY FIRM “MOST FREQUENTLY RECOMMENDED” IN BOTH TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS AND COMPUTER/ IT LAWLexpert Legal Directory2015

TIER 1 IN TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS, AND BANKING AND FINANCEThe Legal 500 2016 (listed as one of Canada’s top business law firms and the only firm listed as a tier 1 firm in this category)

TIER 1 IN CORPORATE AND M&ALegal 500

Recent & Upcoming Events

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

April 24-25, 2017 Fintech Disruption: How Crowd Funding Can Work To Finance Real Estate In Canada

Speakers: Julianne Gu

Toronto
April 5, 2017 PSD2 and Access to the Payments System

Moderator: Kirsten Thompson

Toronto
March 29, 2017 Brookfield RPS Montreal Breakfast Event

Speakers: Laure Fouin

Montreal
March 20, 2017 Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law

Speakers: Ana Badour

Toronto
Feb. 27, 2017 FinTech Networking Wine & Cheese

Vancouver
Feb. 28, 2017 Demystifying Fintech: Legal and regulatory issues

 

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction/general overview of FinTech concepts
  • Data monetization and cyber-security/right to privacy issues
  • Securities: Regulatory issues and approaches
  • Marketplace lending
  • Crisis management/data and security breach

 

Speakers: Charles Morgan, Mary Jeanne Phelan, Jason Phelan, Julie-Martine Loranger and Anaïs Galpin

Montréal & Quebec City
Feb. 16, 2017 McCarthy Tétrault Advance™: Entering the U.S. Market - Seizing Opportunity

Speakers: Matt Flynn

Toronto
Jan. 25, 2017 The InsurTech Boom – How Is This Reshaping the Life and Health Insurance Industry?

Speakers: Ana Badour, Nancy Carroll

Toronto
Nov. 21, 2016 CIX FinTECH

Speakers: Genevieve Pinto

Toronto
Nov. 16, 2016 Canadian Payments Innovation Forum

Speakers: Shane D’Souza

Toronto
Nov. 15-16, 2016 ACG Toronto Capital Connection

Speakers: Ana Badour

Toronto
Nov. 10, 2016 La technologie Financière (“FinTech”): révolution dans l’industrie bancaire

Speakers: Laure Fouin

Montréal
Nov. 3, 2016 FinTech: The Future of Banking

Speakers: Ana Badour

Toronto
Sept. 28, 2016 Monetizing Data: Seizing Opportunities, Managing Risk

Speakers: Donald Houston, Kirsten Thompson

Toronto
Sept. 20-21, 2016 Women in Payments Conference

Speakers: Carole Piovesan, Meghan Bridges, Ana Badour

Toronto
Sept. 20-21, 2016 2016 Canada FinTech Forum

Speakers: Charles Morgan

Montreal
August 18, 2016 Canada's National Fintech Conference

Speakers: Ana Badour

Toronto
August 16, 2016 Canada's first event honouring Women in Fintech

Speakers: Genevieve Pinto

Toronto
June 15-17, 2016 Payments Panorama 2016

Speakers: Ana Badour, Kirsten Thompson

Calgary
April 14, 2016 DFI Vancouver

Speakers: Ana Badour, Genevieve Pinto

Vancouver

Publications

The Digital Finance Institute and McCarthy Tetrault LLP are pleased to release “FinTech In Canada – British Columbia Edition, 2016“, a comprehensive report on the landscape of FinTech in Canada and in 16 other countries.

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For more information, please contact:

CALGARY

Matthew Flynn
403-260-3588
maflynn@mccarthy.ca
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MONTREAL

Charles S. Morgan
514-397-4230
cmorgan@mccarthy.ca
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TORONTO

Ana Badour
416-601-8065
abadour@mccarthy.ca
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Matthew Flynn
416-601-8039
maflynn@mccarthy.ca
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Kirsten Thompson
416-601-7797
kthompson@mccarthy.ca
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VANCOUVER

David Frost
604-643-7113
dfrost@mccarthy.ca
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