Laure Fouin

Laure Fouin

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Digital Assets and Blockchain

Contact Information

lfouin@osler.com

tel: 514.904.8180

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec, 2013

Education

McGill University, LL.M.

Université de Montréal

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, Master in Business Law

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, Master in Banking and Financial Law

Language(s)

French, English

Laure is the co-head of the Digital Assets and Blockchain group and a partner in Osler’s Montréal office. Her practice focuses 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). As such she notably helps her clients navigate digitization and ESG strategic and regulatory matters.

Laure is regularly called to share her expertise on matters relating to the use of blockchain technology, cryptoassets, digital tokens, artificial intelligence in financial services, regulatory and compliance issues relating to financial services entities and financial products, including banks and investment funds. Laure has also taught a course on credit default swaps and securitization.

Laure holds a master’s degree in business law and a master’s degree in banking and financial law, both from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) from McGill University.

    Prior to joining Osler

    • Crypto asset trading platforms in connection with engaging and obtaining exemptive relief from Canadian Securities Administrators
    • SATO Technologies Corp in connection with its reverse-take over and subsequent trading on the TSX-V in September 2021 as well as regulatory maters and its cryptocurrency mining activities since 2017
    • The syndicate of agents in connection with the public offering of fixed/floating subordinated debentures (sustainability bonds) of iA Financial Corporation Inc. for C$300 million
    • National Bank of Canada in its US$150 million debt issuance and first of its kind blockchain simulation in collaboration with JP Morgan 
    • National Bank of Canada in its establishment and issuance of Limited Recourse Capital Notes (LRCNs)
    • National Bank of Canada in its annual renewals of its C$15 billion legislative covered bonds programme and in its bonds issuance further to the programme (e.g. US$1 billion 2.05% Series CBL11 Covered Bonds due 2022)
    • Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec in its establishment and annual renewals of its C$14 billion legislative covered bonds programme and in its bonds issuance further to the programme (e.g. EUR 5 billion 0.050% Series CBL7 Covered Bonds due 2027)

IFLR 1000: Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognised as a Rising star: Banking and Finance

IFLR1000: Rising Stars Awards Americas 2022: Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers Canada: Recognised as ‘One to Watch’ in Corporate Governance ; Securities Law

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Blockchain Consortium, Québec ambassador
  • IIROC Crypto-Asset Working Group, member
  • Regulatory Watch Committee of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ), member
  • Historic Site Marguerite-Bourgeoys, member of the board (and its governance and HR committee)
  • Association of Quebec Women in Finance, member