Fasken Martineau's Financial Institutions Group understands the values and priorities of credit unions and other cooperative financial institutions, as well as the unique opportunities and challenges they face. We combine this understanding with our knowledge of law and business practices in the financial services industry to provide strategic, integrated and innovative legal advice.

A recognized leader throughout the financial institutions industry, our rapport with both federal and provincial regulators translates into results for our clients on various regulatory matters.

Clients benefit from our expertise on federal Canadian financial institutions legislation, including the Bank Act, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, the Cooperative Credit Associations Act andthe Canadian Payments Act.

Our Clients

We work with credit union and other cooperative financial institutions clients.

Our clients rely on us for advice related to structural changes, commercial challenges, governance and membership issues, legislative concerns, financing initiatives, mergers & acquisitions and other issues.

Our Expertise

  • Asset transactions and amalgamations
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Financial services networking arrangements
  • Capitalization and financing
  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Creation and licensing of new institutions
  • Distribution of products and services
  • Federal and provincial licensing requirements