MLT Aikins brings together an integrated team of lawyers well-versed in the unique issues facing the financial services industry. We work with Canada’s banks; credit unions; trust, mortgage and loan companies; finance companies; insurance companies and brokers as well as investment managers and advisers, fund managers, institutional investors and others in the investment fund industry.
Our multi-jurisdictional and inter-disciplinary team offers a complete suite of sophisticated services to organizations in this competitive and highly regulated sector. Our financial services industry team comprises lawyers with backgrounds in the areas of M&A; technology and intellectual property law; regulatory law; privacy and data protection; banking and commercial lending, including mezzanine and takeout financing and syndicated loans; finance and securities; and dispute resolution – among others.
With in-depth understanding and experience in the financial services industry and deep connections with federal and provincial regulatory bodies in all of our western Canadian cities, our lawyers advise on navigating the complex and ever-changing federal and provincial regulatory frameworks. We stay on top of developments in the industry and provide proactive insights on policy changes and regulatory procedures and priorities. Our team members are knowledgeable in the areas of risk management, privacy law and compliance and regularly represent clients before federal and provincial oversight bodies and other regulatory authorities.
We also offer insolvency and restructuring services and debt collection and foreclosure services for financial institutions, finance and leasing companies, mortgage insurers, debt buyers and collection agencies.
In addition, our work with organizations in the financial services industry includes advising on: IT procurement, outsourcing and other technology-related transactions including software acquisition and licensing, software development, re-sale and distribution and service contracts; trademarks, patents, branding and product development; and labour and employment matters for federally or provincially regulated employers.