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Kashif  Zaman

Kashif Zaman

Partner, Financial Services


Contact Information

kzaman@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6804

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002

New York, 2002

Education
  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.Comm.
Language(s)
English

Kashif is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services practice group with robust transactional and advisory practices.

In his transactional practice, Kashif regularly advises a number of the major Canadian banks, international financial institutions and retailers on financial services matters, and acts for other corporate clients on a wide range of matters including in relation to M&A transactions, corporate finance transactions (including issuance of regulatory capital instruments), co-brand arrangements and other strategic transactions. 

In his advisory practice, Kashif advises on matters relating to bank regulation, payment and settlement systems, credit cards and other payment products, compliance and anti-money laundering.

Committed to promoting diversity and student development at the firm, Kashif is a member of Osler’s Diversity Committee Executive Council and the Student Committee. Prior to joining Osler in 2005, he practised in the New York office of a leading international law firm.

    • Acted for a Canadian bank in its $4-billion acquisition of another regulated Canadian financial institution
    • Acted for a Canadian bank in its sale of an international subsidiary
    • Acted for a Canadian bank in its $3-billion acquisition of a credit card portfolio
    • Acted for a Canadian bank in its co-brand credit card arrangement with a major Canadian affinity partner
    • Acted for a major Canadian retailer in its co-brand credit and debit arrangements with a Canadian bank
    • Acted for a major U.S. retailer in its entry to Canada and in its credit and debit arrangements with Canadian banks
    • Acted for a major Canadian retailer in its private label credit card arrangement
    • Acted for a Canadian bank in its network agreement with a major credit card network
    • Acted for an international bank in its sale of credit card portfolios 

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

  • The Speech from the Throne and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Financial Services Blog, October 23, 2013 (with Kevin Whittam).
  • Government Announces New Complaints Regulations for Bank Customers, Oversight by Federal Consumer Agency of Canada, Financial Services Law Blog, April 12, 2013.
  • The Canadian Federal Budget and Financial Institutions, Financial Services Law Blog, April 8, 2013.
  • Canada’s Largest Six Banks Designated as Systemically Important by OSFI, Financial Services Law Blog, March 27, 2013.
  • OSFI Publishes Advisory Regarding Ownership Interests in Commodities Taken by Federally Regulated Financial Institutions, Financial Services Law Blog, January 11, 2013 (with Stephen D.A. Clark and Victoria Graham).
  • Corporate Governance Issues for Smaller Financial Institutions, Financial Services Law Blog, June 21st 2012.
  • Basel III and other developments affecting Canadian financial instruments, Osler Guides, Capital Markets Review, January, 2012, (with Stephen D.A. Clark).
  • Canadian Government Proposes Comprehensive Amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Legislation, Osler Update, January 10, 2012, (with Stephen D.A. Clark).