Shahen Mirakian is a partner in McMillan's Financial Services and Capital Markets Groups with a practice focused on over-the-counter and exchange traded derivative products; dealer and adviser registration and compliance; investment funds; and financial and payment infrastructures. He has completed a secondment providing legal support to the equity derivatives group of a leading Canadian bank where he worked on transactions involving public companies and investment funds. Shahen is involved in all aspects of structuring and documenting of a broad range of derivative products particularly equity, currency and commodity derivatives. He represents all types of counterparties including Canadian and international banks and dealers, sovereign entities, public and private investment funds and end users. Shahen has particular expertise in structuring and documenting margin loans on control blocks of Canadian public companies. Shahen served on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission from January 2012 to December 2015.