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Michael Garellek

Gowling WLG

Michael plays an integral role in corporate transactions in Financial Services including M&A and restructuring. He provides advice on regulatory matters and compliance to many financial institutions, fintechs and their representatives including payments, developments relating to blockchain technology, new generation money-services businesses and their impact on the sector. He has specialized expertise in financial regulation, compliance and corporate law concerning financial institutions in Canada and is the banking regulatory and AML sector leader of the Gowling Financial Services Regulatory Group. He has assisted Canadian and foreign banks, insurance companies, credit unions and trust companies as well as a number of service providers in respect of financial regulatory questions in Canada. He is one of the go-to lawyers at Gowling for advice relating to doing business and meeting regulatory requirements in Québec. When not acting for clients, Michael lectures at the University of Montréal on corporate and securities litigation and in preparing for case competitions. Co-author, Jurisclasseur en valeurs mobilières – a leading publication on securities in Québec. A CPA, Michael was previously an inspector with the AMF and an auditor with the Canada’s Office of the Auditor General.

Year Called to the Bar:2009
1 Place Ville-Marie, Fl 37
Montréal, QC
Phone: (514) 878-9641
Fax: (514) 878-1450
E-mail: michael.garellek@gowlingwlg.com

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