C. Dawn Jetten
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2956

Dawn is a leader in our financial services regulatory practice, which is the largest and most active practice of its kind in Canada. She has extensive experience providing advice to numerous Canadian and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and credit unions, and a wide variety of other regulated and unregulated financial service providers. She also advises corporate clients who require assistance with financial services.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Dawn provides advice on all aspects of the regulation of the business of our financial services clients, including advice in connection with:

  • The establishment and regulation of a variety of regulated and unregulated financial service providers
  • Regulatory issues arising in complex transactions involving financial institutions, such as acquisitions, dispositions, amalgamations, reorganizations, investments, financings, outsourcing and other third party service arrangements, related party transactions, securitizations, referral arrangements and cross-border services
  • Compliance and other risk management policies and programs, including assistance with responding to inquiries from regulators
  • Corporate governance for financial institutions
  • The development of financial services such as deposits, loans, money transfers, payment products (including issuing and acquiring programs), leases and insurance products, including regulatory compliance, consumer protection issues, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, third party contracts, and product documentation and instructions
  • Distribution arrangements relating to financial services
  • Payment instruments and systems

Dawn also advises clients on the application of federal, provincial and municipal lobbying legislation and related regulatory guidance and assists with responses to inquiries from regulators.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Dawn was honoured in the 2016 Client Choice Awards for her excellent client service in Banking. She is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services, Insurance)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services - Canada)
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2017
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Banking and Finance)
  • 2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2016
  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Banking and Finance Law)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 (Banking & Financial Institutions and Financial Institutions Regulation - Ontario)
  • Acritas Stars 2016: Independently Rated Lawyers (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law 2015 (Banking)
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2015 (Insurance and Reinsurance)
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2015 (Banking and Finance)
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Sanctions & Export Controls, April 25, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 4, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, October 26, 2016
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, September 30, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory September 23, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, August 29, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Banking and Financial Services Regulatory, August 22, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory and International Trade, April 7, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, March 24, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, March 15, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 18, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, January 13, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, December 22, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, December 22, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, June 25, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, June 2015.
Co-author: 2015 Federal Budget - Financial Services Highlights
National Banking Law Review, Volume 34, Number 3, June 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, April 2015
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, April 2015
Co-author: Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Federal Financial Institutions in 2014
National Banking Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Regulatory Roundup
Beyond Cards: Evolving Regulation of Payments, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 20, 2016.
Course Leader: 5th Annual Project Finance Course
Federated Press, Toronto, Ontario, June 11-12, 2015.
Presenter: Infrastructure Development Primer
Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law Section, March 24, 2015.
Speaker: Setting Your Compliance Priorities With Diverse Payment Innovations on the Horizon
The Canadian Institute, May 2014.
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