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Blair  Wiley

Blair Wiley

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Derivatives

Key Contact: FinTech

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 a particular emphasis on regulatory matters relating to trading securities and derivatives, including registration and marketplace regulation. He 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 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.

    • 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.

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