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Craig Bellefontaine Toronto Lawyer

Craig Bellefontaine

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2014 | Alberta, 2019
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Overview

Craig Bellefontaine’s practice is focused on advising financial institutions on regulatory compliance, M&A, credit and pre-paid cards, consumer disclosures, anti-money laundering and corporate governance.

Craig regularly advises (foreign and domestic) banks and insurance companies, on regulatory matters impacting their operations. He has assisted on M&A transactions involving some of Canada’s largest insurers, and advises on the incorporation, establishment and licensing of regulated financial institutions. Craig has experience working with credit card issuers and gift card retailers, and has assisted with the transfer of credit card portfolios. He provides advice on consumer lending, including cost of borrowing and consumer protection requirements, as well as anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements.

Craig has also held senior positions in government at both the federal and provincial levels. Most recently, Craig was the Chief of Staff to Alberta's Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and previously served at the Director of Issues Management and Parliamentary Affairs to the federal Minister of Finance. From his time on Parliament Hill and the Alberta Legislature, Craig is able to provide clients with unique insights into the legislative and regulatory process, and how government decisions are made.

Craig completed his LL.B. at Dalhousie University and studied international business law at the Queen's University International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England.

Achievements

  • Recognized nationwide as a Rising Star in Insurance, The Legal 500 Canada 2022
  • IFLR 1000, IFLR 1000 2019

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • LLB Dalhousie University
  • BA (Honours), Economics Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta (2019)
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario (2014)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Knowledge

Fasken Institute

News

Publications

Article, Co-Author Current Trends in the Canadian Credit Union Sector Banking & Finance Law Review, 22 B.F.L.R. 73

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