Paul is Practice Group Leader of the Blakes Financial Services group. His own practice encompasses all aspects of the regulation of financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and other regulated and unregulated providers of financial services.
Paul advises on governance, enterprise risk management, business and ownership structures, payments, resolution planning, market conduct, product development, permitted investments, capital, related-party transactions, licensing, distribution and all other regulatory issues.
He also advises on new entrants, demutualizations, acquisitions, pension derisking transactions, divestitures, reorganizations and joint ventures involving financial service providers, and advises financial services providers on inter-company agreements, cross-border delivery of services, outsourcing agreements, referral arrangements, and regulatory investigations and proceedings.
Paul spent 18 months in 1991/92 seconded to the Financial Institutions Division of the federal government's Department of Finance, where he was engaged in the development and implementation of Canadian financial-sector policy.
Paul is a member of the Blakes Executive Committee.