Stikeman Elliott

Global Financial Services

Stikeman Elliott is the first choice as Canadian counsel for a wide variety of domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, dealers, advisers, funds, fund managers, trust companies and other intermediaries providing financial services in Canada or involved in financial sector transactions in the Canadian or cross-border markets. Our Global Financial Services Group is a deep and multidisciplinary team of specialized lawyers across our Canadian and international offices that brings to bear an unmatched combination of expertise, creativity, practicality and efficiency on behalf of our financial sector and institutional investor clients. We are business-focused and provide a full range of sophisticated and fully-integrated services in this area, including:

Financial Services
Capital Markets

- Public Offerings

- Public Company Reporting

- Private Placements

- Corporate Governance

Global Financial
Services Group

Financial Services

- Investment Management

- Advisors

- Broker-Dealers

- Banks

- Credit Unions

- Commodities Trading/Advising

- Insurance

- Private Banking

- Investment Banking - M&A

- Investment Banking - Securities

- Trading & Markets/
  Market Infrastructure

- Derivatives Regulatory

- Anti-Money Laundering/
  Trade Sanctions

- Anti-Bribery/Corruption

- E-commerce

- Privacy and Data Security

Financial Services

- Litigation

- Enforcement/Regulatory

- Internal Investigations

- Restructuring/Insolvency

Financial Services

- Structured Finance
   & Financial Products

- Asset Securitization

- OTC Derivatives

- Exchange Traded Derivatives

- Securities Lending and Repos

- Prime Brokerage

- Retail Structured Products

- Funds

- Hedge Funds

- Private Equity Funds

- Hybrid Funds

- Mutual Funds

- ETFs / ETNs

- Closed End Funds

- Commodity Pools

- Segregated Funds

- Asset Management

Financial Services

- PE/Doing Business

  Other Sales Taxes

- Quebec "International
  Financial Centres"

Financial Services

- Acquisitions

- Spin-outs

- Secondary Portfolio

- Joint Ventures
  & Strategic Alliances

- Outsourcing

With offices in each of Canada's largest financial markets and major cities (Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa) and the global financial capitals of New York and London, our clients include many of Canada's most prominent financial sector groups, as well as leading global financial services organizations operating in the United States, Europe and Asia. We also frequently advise significant financial sector participants from China, India, the Middle East and Latin America in relation to their investments and operations in Canada and internationally.

We are regularly engaged in high-end financial institutions regulatory and transactional work, including matters involving the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (the chief regulator of financial institutions in Canada) and each of the provincial and territorial securities commissions comprising the Canadian Securities Administrators.

Our expertise includes advising on emerging and complex governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues and we also regularly advise governments and their agencies and major U.S. and global industry associations on cutting-edge legislative and regulatory developments in Canada, including on the impact that G-20 global financial services reform initiatives will have to Canadian market participants.

Recognition for Our Work

Our Global Financial Services Group includes pre-eminent lawyers recognized in the leading international legal directories for their deep expertise in financial services, including Chambers Global, the International Financial Law Review and Euromoney. Our professionals are highly knowledgeable on current industry developments and market practices and are dedicated to providing proactive, practical, fully-integrated and business-driven solutions.

Value-Added Client Resources

The Global Financial Services Group also provides timely and market-sensitive updates on regulatory and industry developments through our dedicated blogs, Canadian Securities Law Online and Canadian Structured Finance Law. These blogs are part of Stikeman Elliott's broader platform of sector-specific blogs which also cover developments in the areas of energy, mining, technology/IP, competition and litigation.

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Key Contacts

Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon
Sterling H. Dietze
François Gilbert 
Matthew Liben
Gayle Noble 
François H. Ouimet
Howard J. Rosenoff 

Stuart S. Carruthers 
Jeffrey Elliott
Margaret Grottenthaler 
Peter E. Hamilton 
Philip J. Henderson
Douglas J. Klaassen
Jason Kroft
Daphne J. MacKenzie
Mark E. McElheran 
Darin R. Renton 
William A. Scott
Jeffrey M. Singer

Leland P. Corbett
Michael L. Dyck
Craig A. Story

Annette EF Dueck 

New York:
Terence W. Doherty 
Kenneth G. Ottenbreit  

Richard J. Hay
Sherry L. Roth 

Brian G. Hansen

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