Lexpert Ranked Lawyer Profile

Carol E. Derk

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Partner and member of BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group, National Leader of BLG’s Derivatives Group and co-National Leader of the Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Group. Practises securities law, specializing in derivatives, investment funds, cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Works extensively for managers of investment funds, particularly in the area of product development and the creation and regulation of the new category of alternative mutual funds. Has an extensive derivatives practice, including negotiating documentation, advising on regulatory compliance matters and developing new derivatives-based investment products. Advises on a number of leading edge transactions. Also practises in the blockchain and digital asset space, advising clients that are developing products focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Regular speaker at seminars and conferences on derivatives, investment funds and digital assets. Recipient of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Recognized as a leader in her field by Derivatives Week. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 in the field of mutual funds law. Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished peer review rating. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.

Year Called to the Bar:1986 (ON)