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John Kruk Toronto Lawyer

John Kruk

Partner Fasken
In a mature industry, Canadian fund managers need leading edge advice on industry trends and complex regulatory requirements.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1988
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


John Kruk’s practice is focused on investment funds and other products and services offered by investment managers. He advises clients on how to set up,  market, manage and restructure these products and services.

John assists clients with a wide range of investment products and services, whether intended for retail Canadian investors, institutions or anywhere in between. The products range from conventional mutual funds to sophisticated, unique solutions. John also has expertise with less common arrangements such as hedge funds, mortgage investment corporations and segregated funds. Advising clients on compliance requirements also is a large part of John’s practice. Beyond products, John also assists clients with buying, selling and reorganizing investment management businesses.

Recognized for his expertise by Chambers Global, John has also been ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.



  • Recognized in Mutual Funds Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2016 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Most Frequently Recommended in Investment Funds & Asset Management, Lexpert 2013 to 2021

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA Acadia University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Member, Registrant Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Member, Legal & Compliance Issues Working Group of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada




Article Phase 2 Fund Modernization Amendments Now in Effect Timely Disclosure
Article New Rules for Closed-End Funds and Mutual Funds Under Phase 2 Fund Modernization Amendments Timely Disclosure

Speaking Engagements

Panelist Reducing Regulatory Burden Related to Registration, Compliance and Investment Funds Ontario Securities Commission Roundtable


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