Fintech

Overview

The financial industry’s use of technology is accelerating. This phenomenon is shaking up the market and shows no signs of slowing down. The booming fintech industry comes with its own share of issues, including the application of laws and regulations to new activities. Fintech companies supply business solutions that are increasingly attractive in the eyes of consumers, be it online transactional platforms (such as crowdfunding), automation processes, unique investment and asset management solutions or partnerships with banks or insurers.

Our team has the expertise needed to support local fintech companies throughout every step in their development by helping them successfully navigate the regulatory scheme governing financial institutions in Canada. Our fintech team, in collaboration with Lavery Go Inc., can also assist Quebec entrepreneurs deploy their business from the moment they are created.

The tremendous growth of these companies also gives rise to intellectual property and privacy protection issues. Our lawyers are equipped to answer questions raised by the lack of market regulation. We can demystify your context based on our experience in web platforms, e-commerce and online transactions.

Our team can also help financial companies that deal directly with consumers or investors that draft contracts and billing policies obtain any necessary permit with the Autorité des marchés financiers and other regulatory bodies.

We advise several financial institutions and work with payment providers, online lenders and investors. Drawing on our diversified experience, we offer a comprehensive, customized and long-term vision of the industry. 

Services

  • Regulation of financial services
  • Advice on legal structure, governance and private or public business or project financing
  • Developing, negotiating and drafting partnerships and strategic alliances
  • Consumer protection and relations with the OPC
  • Intellectual property strategies, including license agreements
  • Securities strategies and advice on registering and regulation
  • Drafting terms and conditions for platforms, digital portfolios and mobile transactions
  • Privacy and personal information protection
  • Operational cybersecurity
  • Taxation


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