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Ana Badour








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 institutions and the payments industry. Ms. Badour is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Ms. Badour provides advice to banks, insurance companies, credit unions, non-bank lenders and payment entities on regulatory compliance matters, including with respect to consumer protection, anti-money laundering/ counter-terrorism financing and prudential requirements. She also advises with respect to regulatory matters relating to the establishment of new financial institutions and financial institution M&A.

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

Ms. Badour’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 purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a credit union;
  • acting as counsel to the lenders in connection with a cross-border intraday credit facility to Canadian banks;
  • acting for banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in connection with the preparation of compliance policies; and
  • providing consumer protection advice with respect to credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and other financial products.

Ms. Badour also acts for financial institutions and borrowers on lending transactions, including senior and subordinate loans, cross-border transactions, restructurings, acquisition financings, as well as asset-based lending transactions.

Ms. Badour is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics related to her practice areas, including mobile payments, marketplace lending and virtual currencies.

Ms. Badour 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.

Ms. Badour also 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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