66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2007 (ON)
Hartley Lefton is a Toronto-based partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Financial Services group, including the Insurance and Reinsurance group. He is recognized as a leading transactional, commercial, governance and regulatory/compliance advisor to clients within the financial sector in Canada, including fintechs/insurtechs. Hartley has a deep understanding of the Canadian financial services landscape. He draws upon his regulatory and transactional expertise and experience interacting with regulators to ensure clients are not only aware of regulatory changes, but truly understand how regulation will impact their business. Hartley is skilled in advising clients on the intricacies related to acquisitions/divestitures, formation/licensing, product launches, outsourcing, investment strategy, related party transactions, and joint ventures. Hartley is a frequent writer and speaker on matters concerning financial institutions. He earned his JD and MBA from the University of Toronto and his BA (Hons) and BSc from Queen’s University. Hartley has been repeatedly named a Leading Lawyer in Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory by Chambers Canada, and in 2018 was recognized as a Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Hartley has also received a Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pin.