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Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a pre-eminent Canadian law firm in the banking and finance space.

Ranked Band 1 in Banking & Finance, Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2024

Burgeoning customer expectations, the need for innovation and accompanying risks, and an ever-changing regulatory and competitive environment are key factors changing the way banks do business. It is more important than ever for banks to have access to trusted banking lawyers with the right legal expertise, industry knowledge and understanding of their business.

We advise many of the largest and most highly regarded Banks and financial services providers in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as well as other non-Canadian financial service providers on structuring cross-border arrangements in compliance with Canada’s banking legislation and other applicable Canadian laws. We also assist clients in their dealings with federal, provincial and industry regulators. Blakes has built top-tier practices across all areas that really matter to banks.

Our dedicated cross-country and cross-disciplinary team of leading banking lawyers includes M&A, technology, competition, regulatory, data protection, privacy, technology, treasury, employment and marketing, as well as lending and litigation.

We assist clients with:

  • A variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions
  • The establishment or acquisition of financial services entities
  • The development of business and consumer loan and leasing programs
  • Compliance with the federal and provincial regulatory requirements that apply to financial services entities and their products and distribution networks
  • Anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-foreign corruption and sanctions
  • The purchase and sale of lease, loan and credit card portfolios and deposit businesses
  • First Nations finance and banking
  • Franchise finance
  • Time-share financings
  • Consumer and commercial loan and lease programs
  • Letters of credit
  • Securities lending
  • Financial products and services distribution arrangements
  • Outsourcing by financial institutions


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