Financial Services Regulatory
Stikeman Elliott has a leading Canadian financial services regulatory practice, with unsurpassed breadth and depth of expertise in Canada and abroad. We regularly advise global financial services firms on emerging and complex governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues. We also frequently advise governments and their agencies and major U.S. and global industry associations on cutting-edge legislative and regulatory matters, including on current G-20 global financial services reform initiatives.
Our clients include major domestic Schedule I and Schedule II banks, foreign banks, Canadian and foreign insurance companies, investment dealers, advisors, trust companies, credit unions, investment fund industry participants and others providing financial services in Canada. Areas of particular expertise include:
- Establishment of financial services businesses in Canada
- Bank and insurance company capital transactions
- Permitted activities and permitted investments
- Corporate governance
- Credit union regulation
- Derivatives regulation
- Anti-money laundering/trade sanctions
We have significant expertise with the financial services regulatory frameworks at both the federal and provincial levels and unmatched relationships with federal and provincial regulators, including the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Federal Department of Finance and provincial securities regulators.