Financial Services Regulatory

Goodmans Financial Services Regulatory Group guides and advises financial services market participants in navigating Canada’s complex and evolving regulatory ecosystem. Our lawyers are frequently on the ground floor of policy and regulatory changes, working collaboratively with regulatory and governmental bodies in the development and implementation of financial services policy, legislation, regulation and guidance.  

The Group draws from the experience and expertise of Goodmans top-tier solicitor and litigation teams who practise across a broad range of disciplines, including banking, mortgage lending and intermediation, insurance, pensions, securities, derivatives, payment processing, employment, fintech, consumer protection, data protection & privacy, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and economic sanctions. 

Our clients include regulators, foreign and domestic banks, loan and trust companies, mortgage lenders, credit unions, insurance companies, broker dealers, investment advisors, public pension plans, pension plan sponsors, employers, payment processors, technology providers, blockchain participants and crypto-currency dealers, exchanges and platforms. We have strong, trusted relationships with many Canadian regulators, some of whom are also our clients, including the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), the Departments of Finance (federal and provincial), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). 

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