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Dawn Jetten

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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

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 2020 (Banking and Finance, Insurance)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services, Insurance: Transactional and Regulatory)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – 2019 Edition (Financial Services Regulatory – Leading Lawyer)

  • IFLR1000: Women Leaders 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2019

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services - Canada)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Banking & Financial Institutions and Financial Institutions Regulation - Ontario)

  • Acritas Stars 2019: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2017

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1982
LL.B., Queen's University - 1980
B.A., University of Western Ontario - 1978

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