Osler’s Digital Assets and Blockchain practice expertise grows with two new Co-Chairs

Matthew T. Burgoyne, Laure Fouin

Jun 21, 2022

Osler is pleased to welcome two new partners who are joining the Firm’s Corporate Group as Co-Chairs of the Digital Assets and Blockchain Group.

Matthew Burgoyne joins Osler’s Calgary office with extensive experience advising national and international clients in digital currency law. He has supported the formation of cryptocurrency exchanges and has advised digital token and coin developers, cryptocurrency ATM providers, cryptocurrency investors, and cryptocurrency-related investment funds. Matthew was one of the first Canadian lawyers to act for cryptocurrency companies in Canada and has also represented one of Canada’s first non-fungible token (NFT) platforms.

Laure Fouin will be located in Osler’s Montréal office with her practice focusing on financial institutions, financial products and services regulation, securities regulation and investment products (including crypto assets and crypto contracts), structured finance and debt capital markets (DCM), and fintech. She regularly shares her expertise on matters relating to the use of blockchain technology, crypto assets, digital tokens, artificial intelligence in financial services, regulatory and compliance issues relating to financial services entities and financial products, including banks and investment funds.

“Matthew and Laure bring significant experience and energy to the team as co-heads of the Digital Assets practice at this transformative time for fintechs and financial institutions. Our investment in this sector represents continuing leadership in this growing area of practice and we welcome them to Osler,” says Emmanuel Pressman, partner, and Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Group.

“We are thrilled to have Matthew and Laure join the firm to spearhead our national Digital Assets practice as co-chairs. Through their leadership and expertise, we will be able to help our clients navigate the legal and regulatory issues that crypto and blockchain companies face as the digital assets landscape continues to evolve,” says Chad Bayne, partner, and co-chair of Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group.

Osler received a Band 1 ranking in Corporate/M&A in the 2022 edition of Chambers Canada. The Firm draws on the collective expertise of its legal practitioners across five offices nationwide including Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Ottawa and Calgary.