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Ana Badour is a partner in our Financial Services Group in Toronto. Her practice focuses on regulatory and compliance issues relating to financial services entities, including banks, insurance companies, credit unions and fintech entities. Ms. Badour is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

She regularly provides advice to clients in the financial services industry with respect to compliance with consumer protection requirements, anti-money laundering requirements, prudential requirements and other regulatory requirements. She also advises with respect to regulatory matters relating to the establishment of new financial services providers and financial institution M&A and partnerships.

Ms. Badour completed a six-month secondment with a major Canadian financial institution, during which time she advised on matters relating to mobile payments.

Ms. Badour’s recent representative work includes:

  • acting for a foreign bank in connection with the bank’s establishment of a Schedule III branch;
  • acting as counsel to the purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a credit union;
  • acting for fintech entities in connection with their initial structuring and launch;
  • acting for various financial services providers in connection with the preparation and review of their compliance policies; and
  • providing consumer protection advice with respect to credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and gift cards and loyalty programs.

Ms. Badour also acts for financial institutions and borrowers on lending transactions, including senior and subordinate loans, cross-border transactions, restructurings, acquisition financings, as well as asset-based lending transactions.

Ms. Badour is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics related to her practice areas, including fintech regulation, payment innovation, marketplace lending, virtual currencies and blockchain technology.

In 2016, Ms. Badour was honoured with a Lexpert Rising Star award, which recognizes Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40.

Ms. Badour obtained her LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University in 2014, with concentrations in International Banking and Financial Law and in Compliance Management. She was the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence in Banking and Financial Law, for the highest cumulative GPA in the class. She has also completed the Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions.

Ms. Badour received her B. Math (Operations Research) from the University of Waterloo in 2000, and her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2004.

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