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Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 416-601-4349


Law School

University of Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2007

Hartley’s deep expertise helps clients get deals done and effectively manage their regulatory obligations and regulation strategy

Hartley Lefton is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Financial Services Group in Toronto, and is Co-Head of the firm's national Insurance and Reinsurance Group. He is recognized as a leading transactional, commercial, governance and regulatory/compliance advisor to clients within the financial sector in Canada, including Fintech/Insurtech companies.

He leverages his insurance regulatory and transactional expertise, and his experience interacting with regulators, to ensure clients are not only aware of regulatory changes, but truly understand how regulation will impact each aspect of their business, including acquisitions/divestitures, formation/licensing, product launches, outsourcing, investment strategy, related party transactions, and joint ventures.

Hartley’s deep understanding of the financial services landscape in Canada, coupled with his diligence and resourcefulness, allows him to deliver practical insights that help global companies operating in Canada achieve their business objectives.

Hartley is a frequent writer and speaker on matters concerning financial institutions operating in Canada.

Hartley serves as Director and Secretary of AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society, an inclusion-focused organization close to his family that provides life-changing experiences for people with facial differences, and was appointed by Toronto City Council as Chair of the Toronto Parking Authority, the largest supplier of municipal parking in North America.

Hartley earned his JD and MBA from University of Toronto and his BA (Honours) and BSc from Queens University.