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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (the Canadian Lexpert Directory) profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas as identified via an extensive, annual peer survey.

Use the search box below to identify by practice area, the Lexpert-ranked lawyers and law firms selected for inclusion in the current edition of the Canadian Lexpert Directory. To refine your search, select a location from the province dropdown box.


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Banking & Financial Institutions - Lexpert Practice Area Definition

The Banking Law practice area encompasses representing domestic and international providers and consumers of debt financing including, on the lending side, domestic and foreign banks, bank holding companies, leasing companies, finance companies and other financial institutions and, on the borrowing side, corporate, government, institutional, individual and financial intermediary borrowers. Work includes incorporation of banks; all manner of corporate and private lending, financing and refinancing; cross-border and international banking transactions; financial leasing; loan syndications and participations; preparation of all manner of real and personal property security documentation; trade finance; negotiable instruments; sovereign risk lending; gold loans; project loans; interbank transaction arrangements, credit card facilities, electronic banking, payment and clearing systems; and all matters of a regulatory and corporate governance nature including capital adequacy and financial market integrity.

In addition we have added a sub-category (in Toronto only) for Financial Institutions Regulatory Law, defined as follows:

The Financial Institutions Regulatory Law practice area encompasses advice on regulatory matters affecting banks, insurance companies and trust and loan companies, including advice relating to new incorporations, new capital instruments, corporate finance, bank-holding company regime, insurance-holding company regime, corporate governance, amalgamations, business transfers, ownership rules, business and powers, investment rules, capital adequacy requirements, innovative tier one capital, related party rules, demutualization, establishing foreign banks or insurance branches in Canada, foreign bank regulatory rules (including near banks and true banks), regulatory issues on merger and acquisition transactions, compensation fund issues (PACIC, CompCorp and CDIC) and dealing with the Office of the Superintendent of financial institutions, the primary regulator of financial institutions in Canada, and provincial regulatory authorities.

Please note that the Lexpert Canadian Directory has separate sections for ASSET EQUIPMENT FINANCE/LEASING; CORPORATE FINANCE & SECURITIES; DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS; INSOLVENCY & FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING; and INVESTMENT FUNDS & ASSET MANAGEMENT.


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Prince Edward Island

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