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Blair  Wiley

Blair Wiley

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: FinTech

Key Contact: Blockchain

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.5989



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2008

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • University of Waterloo, B.A. (Hons.)

Blair practises in the area of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on regulatory matters relating to trading securities and derivatives, including registration and marketplace regulation. He leads the firm’s cross-disciplinary team advising on issues related to Blockchain and crypto-currencies, particularly with respect to regulatory matters and capital-raising. Blair also advises on a range of other fintech-related legal matters, including online advice, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. 

Blair has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters and specializes in mergers and acquisitions by financial services firms. He has experience advising Canadian and foreign investment banks, securities dealers, stock exchanges, asset managers, pension funds and other institutional investors on securities and derivatives compliance matters. 

Blair is currently a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission where he provides input on the development of securities regulatory policy in Ontario. Blair also spent six months on secondment to the Canadian Securities Transition Office in 2011 where he contributed to the development of harmonized derivatives regulations for a proposed national securities regulator.

  • Venrock

    Venrock's US$15 million Series B investment in Dapper Labs

  • Paycase Financial Corp.

    Paycase Financial Corp. in its agreement with TMX’s Shorcan DCN to launch a new cryptocurrency brokerage service

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its $65 million investment from Power Financial

  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

    Intercontinental Exchange Inc. in the acquisition of NGX and Shorcan Brokers from TMX Group.

  • Citizen Hex

    Citizen Hex in its Series Seed financing round

    • The Goldman Sachs Group with Canadian regulatory matters associated with its brokerage and asset management businesses.
    • BlackRock Asset Management Canada on its iShares Exchange-Traded Funds and related regulatory matters.
    • Intercontinental Exchange with Canadian regulatory matters associated with its OTC derivatives and futures trading, clearing and reporting businesses.
    • Assisting several US-based swap execution facilities with obtaining necessary regulatory approvals to operate in Canada.
    • Wealthsimple with its successful acquisition of an investment dealer and ongoing regulatory matters.
    • Mitel Networks Corporation on its successful merger with Aastra Technologies (2014) and cross-border initial public offering (2010)
    • American Express in its Canadian medium term note program.
    • Manulife Financial in its acquisition of the Wellington West mutual fund dealer business from National Bank Financial.
    • ECI Investments of the Walton Group on the sale of Partners In Planning Financial Group and Titan Funds to Investment Planning Counsel.
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Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal: International - Banking - Fintech 2019.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario