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.

Dawn 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 with a 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law. In 2016, she received a Client Choice Award for her excellent client service in banking.

Dawn is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Banking and Finance and Insurance M&A and Regulatory)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services, Insurance)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – 2018 Edition (Financial Services Regulatory – Leading Lawyer))

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services - Canada)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Banking & Financial Institutions and Financial Institutions Regulation - Ontario)

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2017

  • 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)

  • Acritas Stars 2016: Independently Rated Lawyers (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, July 6, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, June 27,2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, May 3, 2017.
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.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Recent Dealings with Regulators
2nd Annual Regulatory and Compliance Seminar for Banks and Foreign Bank Branches, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2017.
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.
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