333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Koker Christensen is Co-Leader of the firm’s Financial Services Group. He advises businesses in the financial services sector, including insurers, banks, trust companies, credit unions, payments businesses, fintechs and insurtechs. His areas of expertise include M&A, reinsurance transactions, regulatory matters, anti-money laundering and corporate governance. He also advises financial institutions on incorporation and licensing. As part of his practice, Koker frequently deals with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and other financial institutions regulators.
On April 1, 2018, Desjardins Group (Desjardins) and CU CUMIS Wealth Holdings LP (Holdings), a limited partnership comprised of Canada's five provincial credit union centrals (the Centrals) and The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS), announced the closing of the merger of the businesses of their subsidiaries, Credential Financial Inc., Qtrade Canada Inc. and NEI Investments.
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.