Bank and Insurance Regulation
Fasken has one of the leading and most active bank and insurance regulatory practices in Canada as it advises the top tier of both industries in the country − a unique fact among Canadian law firms. Our strong relationship with all the major industry players has put us at the forefront in advising on the products and services currently offered and adapting them to change. We are often the “go to” counsel for industry associations in the financial services space on critical regulatory and policy matters that affect their industries.
Our pre-eminent Bank Regulatory practice is varied in that it ranges from pure financial institutions regulatory advice to large complex commercial transactions and M&A involving these entities. Meanwhile, Fasken also has a distinguished corporate, transactional and regulatory insurance practice as it advises the leading players across the entire insurance industry in Canada.
Acting for nearly all top Canadian banks on a regular basis in connection with their transactional lending businesses, Fasken has a leading Canadian Banking & Finance practice. Our team is preferred counsel to many international banks on their international acquisition financing activities that involve Canadian companies and business activities located in Canada.
Fasken’s Banking & Finance practice is set apart from our peers, because the group is a fully integrated national practice with practitioners located not only in Toronto but also in several other major Canadian cities. We have a true pan-Canadian team, with leading common law and civil law banking specialists in all our Canadian offices. In addition, we have a growing international team and presence with a leading project finance practice in South Africa and a growing London banking team.
Fasken has a rich experience in project finance and its professional team has travelled the world to help clients conclude these transactions. Having advised project lenders (including banks, bondholders and institutional investors) and project developers on all aspects of project finance and development on numerous award-winning transactions, Fasken’s capability in the strategic and growing infrastructure market in North America is second to none.
As a Firm, we always take pride in our work, but our greatest satisfaction comes from providing our clients with the guidance and strategic advice they trust and rely upon as they navigate the legal issues on the way to achieving business success.