The cooperative governance model and unique membership structure of credit unions as financial institutions requires lawyers with a depth of expertise in virtually every aspect of the regulation of credit unions. Blakes is counsel to many cooperative financial institutions across Canada, including credit unions, caisses populaires and credit union centrals. Our lawyers have developed a deep understanding of this sector and have built strong and effective working relationships with federal, provincial, and industry regulatory bodies.
We take a national team approach to ensure our clients receive leading expertise in financial services regulation, lending, M&A, tax, pensions, litigation, technology, fintech, cybersecurity and many other areas of law impacting this sector. It is this skill set that distinguishes us from other law firms, earning us recognition as Canada’s preeminent Financial Services practice.