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Paul Belanger

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  • Global Payments Inc. in its acquisition of the merchant acquiring business and portfolio of 40,000 merchants of Desjardins Group

  • Republic Financial Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited from The Bank of Nova Scotia

  • Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada on its assumption reinsurance of British Columbia Life and Casualty Company

  • MCAP Financial Corporation on its C$1.5-billion mortgage purchase from Home Trust Company

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank on its acquisition of artificial intelligence firm Layer 6 Inc. and acquisition of institutional asset manager Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

  • Canadian Tire Corporation on its agreement with Scotiabank regarding a strategic partnership that will see Scotiabank acquire a 20 per cent equity interest in Canadian Tire's financial services business for C$500-million in cash
Awards & Recognition

Paul is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Banking & Finance – Financial Services Regulation and Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Banking & Financial Institutions and Financial Institutions Regulation - Ontario)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Banking & Finance – Financial Services)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (Financial Services Regulatory - Highly Regarded)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Insurance and Banking & Finance)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2019 (Regulatory)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Financial Institutions)

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada ("Most Frequently Recommended" in Banking & Financial Institutions

  • Who's Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance 2015

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers 2014

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law 2014 (Banking)

In 2002, Paul was named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" by Lexpert, a magazine for lawyers, in Lexpert's first such report.

Professional Activities

Paul is Co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1988
LL.B., University of Western Ontario - 1986
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