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Ana Badour






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Boston University
Osgoode Hall Law School


Ontario, 2004


Ana Badour is a partner in our Financial Services Group in Toronto. Her practice focuses on regulatory and compliance issues relating to financial services entities, including banks, insurance companies, credit unions and Fintech entities. Ana is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Ana leads the firm’s Fintech group.

She regularly provides advice to clients in the financial services industry with respect to compliance with regulatory requirements, including consumer protection requirements and anti-money laundering requirements, and with respect to the negotiation of commercial agreements including credit card program agreements. She also advises with respect to regulatory matters relating to the financing of financial institutions, the establishment of new financial services providers and financial institution M&A and partnerships.

Ana’s recent representative work includes:

  • acting for a foreign bank in connection with the bank’s establishment of a Schedule III branch;
  • acting as counsel to the lenders in connection with a large secured liquidity facility to a regulated Canadian financial institution;
  • acting as counsel to the purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a credit union;
  • acting for Fintech entities in connection with their initial structuring and launch; and
  • providing consumer protection advice with respect to credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and loyalty programs.

In 2016, Ana was honoured with a Lexpert Rising Star award, which recognizes Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40.

Ana is recognized in the 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer to watch in the area of banking & financial institutions.

Ana completed a six-month secondment with a major Canadian financial institution, during which time she advised on matters relating to mobile payments.

Ana is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics related to her practice areas, including Fintech regulation, payment innovation, marketplace lending, virtual currencies and blockchain technology.

Ana obtained her LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University in 2014, with concentrations in International Banking and Financial Law and in Compliance Management. She was the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence in Banking and Financial Law, for the highest cumulative GPA in the class. Ana has also completed the Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions.

Ana received her B. Math (Operations Research) from the University of Waterloo in 2000, and her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2004.

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