Stikeman Elliott’s track record in the fintech sector reflects the diversity of our client base as well as the industry itself. From tech start-ups to financial industry leaders, clients rely on our multidisciplinary team of financial services, intellectual property, technology and corporate finance lawyers for pragmatic and decisive advice on all potential legal aspects and complexities.

As long-standing advisers to leading banks and insurers, we understand the full legal and regulatory context of key fintech innovations, such as digital payments, alternative lending platforms and robo-advisors. As a national firm, we are well positioned to advise global fintech players on their Canadian operations, including the establishment of beachheads in university-affiliated research clusters. Our clients also include start-ups requiring advice on technology and IP law issues, regulatory implications, financing options, and potential IPOs and private equity investments.

Our Expertise

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Bitcoin mining
  • Cryptocurrencies/digital currencies
  • Digital payment solutions
  • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)
  • Insurtech
  • Mobile payment solutions
  • Regtech
  • Regulatory
  • Technology development
  • Technology litigation
  • Technology transfer
  • Chambers Fintech 2019 as a leading law firm in the fintech industry
  • Lexpert 2019 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada for Mergers & Acquisitions