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Blakes' ability to provide advice on complex matters is second to none in Canada. We use a multitude of law firms in Canada for various matters, but Blakes is our go-to law firm for sophisticated matters.

Client comment, Chambers FinTech: Canada 2023

There is no question that fintech has reinvented financial services. The pioneers of this transformation are now established financial services companies that have disrupted the market through the innovation of new fintech products. Whether you are seeking regulatory advice on a blockchain solution, strategic advice on partnering with a fintech company or looking to negotiate your fintech arrangements, Blakes has one of the top-regarded fintech law practices in Canada, with a multidisciplinary team and deep bench strength. From e-wallets and cryptocurrency to robo-advisers, payment platforms, emerging payments and bitcoin, our FinTech lawyers have a thorough understanding of these and other fintech products to advise you on their regulation and risk.

Recognized as a leading fintech law firm by Chambers FinTech, Blakes brings together Canada’s preeminent technology, financial services regulatory, consumer protection, capital markets, private equity, competition, M&A and intellectual property practices to provide the ideal combination of innovation and experience to guide you through the rapidly evolving landscape of fintech and leverage its opportunities. Having worked with several leading financial institutions and technology companies that have developed fintech products, our lawyers understand the different types of products and applications to meet your strategic legal and business needs.
 
In 2017, we launched Nitro powered by Blakes, an innovative program that provides access to top-tier legal services for emerging technology companies in the pre-seed to growth stage. The program is overseen by a team of Blakes lawyers and patent agents who have extensive experience working with fintech start-ups.

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