McCarthy Tétrault Reinforces Fintech, Digital Assets and Securities Regulatory Expertise With New Partner Lori Stein
McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Lori Stein as Co-Head of the firm’s Fintech Group and as a partner in our Business Law Group, more specifically our Securities Regulatory and Investment Products Group in Toronto. Lori brings an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of the Canadian securities regulatory landscape and digital asset ecosystem, helping clients respond to emerging regulatory trends and maximize opportunities. Lori’s addition further reinforces McCarthy Tétrault’s national, multidisciplinary securities regulatory and Fintech expertise.
Lori advises Fintech businesses, portfolio managers, dealers, investment fund managers and institutional investors on all aspects of Canadian securities regulation. Lori is at the forefront of the fast-paced digital asset space, guiding clients on how to manage legal and regulatory risks associated with crypto assets and blockchain infrastructure. She regularly engages with the Canadian Securities Administrators on behalf of crypto asset trading platforms and other Fintechs.
“At a time when the Fintech industry is seeing an explosion of growth and innovation, now more than ever, clients need access to astute legal counsel who truly understand the nuances of the industry and the evolving legal landscape,” said Ana Badour, Co-Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Fintech Group. “Lori is a recognized leader in this field and her expertise will complement our top-tier, national team of advisors. I am thrilled to welcome her to our firm.”
“In the digital age of non-fungible tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized autonomous organizations and the metaverse, key legal issues have arisen as to how such digital assets and marketplaces will be regulated under securities laws,” said Christine Ing, Co-Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Fintech Group and leader of the firm’s Technology Group. “Lori’s deep understanding of this evolving space will help clients capitalize on business opportunities and avoid common pitfalls.”
“Lori has been at the forefront of the digital assets regulatory analysis and regularly advocates for clients with securities regulators,” said Éric Gosselin, Partner and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Business Law Group. “She will be an invaluable asset to clients navigating this space.”
Lori has also previously spent a decade in-house at Canadian hedge funds and this unique, client-side perspective allows her to deliver practical advice for clients with an understanding of their internal realities. She is ranked by Chambers Fintech as a Leading Lawyer: Fintech Legal and is a frequent speaker and thought leadership contributor.
Whether you are a startup or established financial institution, our multidisciplinary Fintech Group is perfectly positioned with the legal, technology and business knowledge to navigate you through a jungle of regulations, avoiding data pitfalls and leveraging industry-disrupting tech. Whatever the legal issue, we bring strategic vision, proven experience, and tech savvy problem-solving. Learn how our team can help you.
Our Securities Regulation & Investment Products Group has a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory landscape in Canada and vast array of financial products and services in today’s capital markets. Our clients include both domestic non-resident dealers, advisors, investment fund managers, commodity-futures merchants, commodity-trading managers, financial institutions, alternative trading systems and other market participants. We assist our financial services clients with the development of effective strategies for addressing the impact of Canadian securities, tax, pension, banking and other laws on the establishment and conduct of their operations in Canada. Find out more about how we can help you achieve your objectives.
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.
Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
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