Financial Products & Services

Stikeman Elliott’s Financial Products & Services Group delivers multi-disciplinary and fully integrated legal solutions to the financial services sector. Our group is unsurpassed in both the scope and the complexity of the mandates on which we have advised, bringing together specialist expertise and technical excellence in the key areas of securities, banking, insolvency, M&A, regulatory, asset securitization, derivatives, insurance, taxation law, and fintech.

We assist Canadian and international clients in developing, structuring and implementing a wide variety of investment vehicles, structured finance transactions and financial products. Our lawyers understand the importance of clear and timely advice on the complex and integrated legal issues central to transaction structuring and implementation. We work with our clients to develop and implement structures that achieve funding, tax, capital, accounting, and ratings objectives in a practical and efficient manner. This deep bench of excellence means we are able to provide strategic advice in the course of M&A transactions and securities offerings in the financial services sector.

We have significant expertise with the financial services regulatory frameworks at both the federal and provincial levels and unmatched relationships with federal and provincial regulators, including the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Federal Department of Finance and provincial securities regulators. Our experts advise governments and their agencies as well as industry associations such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the U.S. Futures Industry Association (FIA) with respect to legislative and regulatory matters. We also routinely advise Canadian and international banks and other financial institutions, insurers, investment dealers, fund managers, asset managers, trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, investment fund industry participants, and other stakeholders on emerging and complex governance, regulatory, compliance, and enforcement issues.