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Koker Christiensen Toronto Lawyer

Koker Christensen

Partner | CO-LEADER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GROUP Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Koker Christensen is Co-Leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. He works with clients that include banks, insurers, credit unions, FinTech companies and other regulated and unregulated businesses in the financial services sector. Koker regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, regulatory matters, corporate governance and risk management. He also advises financial institutions on incorporation and licensing.

Koker frequently deals with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and other financial institutions regulators.

His expertise also includes anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements, and he has provided expert testimony on terrorist financing before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on finance.

Koker’s transactional and regulatory expertise has been recognized by leading legal directories, including Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He is frequently quoted by leading media outlets, including the Globe & Mail, Maclean's Magazine and The Financial Post, providing insights into the financial services sector.

  • Recognized nationwide in Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation, Chambers Canada 2018 to 2020
  • Recognized nationwide in Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, Chambers Canada 2017 to 2020
  • For Insurance M&A and Regulatory Law, The Legal 500 Canada 2018 to 2019
Chambers Canada Recognized nationwide in Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
Chambers Canada Recognized nationwide in Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
2018 to 2019 The Legal 500 Canada For Insurance M&A and Regulatory Law
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Education

  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA Simon Fraser University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Prosper Canada (2014)
Article, Co-Author Current Trends in the Canadian Credit Union Sector Banking & Finance Law Review, 22 B.F.L.R. 73
Article FINTRAC fines Canadian bank with no name a fistful of dollars White Collar Post
Article The Canadian Insurance M&A Environment Asian-Mena Counsel M&A Special Report
Speaker Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICOs: What’s It All About? Fasken Toronto Mini-Symposium 2017 location location Toronto, ON
Speaker Hot Topics in Corporate Governance and Securities Law Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Presenter Recent Amendments to Canada's Anti-Money Laundering Regime PMAC: Compliance Officer's Network location location Toronto, ON, Canada

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