Fintech is a rapidly growing sector and is a focus of considerable investment activity in the Canadian capital and financial markets. It has reached into all aspects of our life. It is also a highly regulated area. If you are looking to enter into the fintech space or are already established we can assist you with your corporate structuring and regulatory compliance needs including with provincial securities commissions, IIROC, MFDA and provincial and federal financial services regulators.
We have extensive experience providing corporate finance, securities and financial services advice to the fintech industry. Our clients have operated in the following areas: blockchain and smart contracts, token and coin offerings (“ICO’s” and ITO’s) and online marketplace lending including peer to peer lending and real estate based lending, equity crowdfunding, trading signal providers, robo advisors, online mortgage syndication, financial services software providers, artificial intelligence and robotics providers, online commodity traders, foreign exchange, regulatory compliance software, mobile apps and trading and clearing and settlement system.
We advise clients on regulatory and licensing requirements for setting up businesses in the payment processing, prepaid cards, digital currency platforms, mobile apps, mobile wallets and mobile payments areas.
We advise start-ups and small businesses on crowdfunding as a means of raising capital. We advise issuers and registrants across Canada on the use of internet based platforms to offer securities under prospectus exemptions. We also advise on all aspects of the offering process through web-based mediums.