Lori Stein

Lori Stein

Lori Stein is Co-Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Fintech Group and a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group, specifically the Securities Regulatory and Investment Products Group in Toronto. Lori advises Fintech businesses, portfolio managers, dealers, investment fund managers and institutional investors on all aspects of Canadian securities regulation. Lori is at the forefront of the fast-paced digital asset space, guiding clients on how to manage legal and regulatory risks associated with cryptoassets and blockchain infrastructure. Lori advised the first public bitcoin investment fund in Canada and the first cryptoasset trading platform registered as a restricted dealer under Canadian securities laws. She helps clients obtain regulatory approval for innovative business strategies, and also advises on day-to-day compliance issues, investigations, regulatory audits and strategic transactions. Lori is ranked by Chambers as a Leading Lawyer: Fintech Legal in Canada. She is a frequent speaker and author on key issues that impact clients in the digital assets sector. She is also a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Office of Innovation Beta Directory, providing pro bono legal services to Fintech start-ups. Before returning to private practice in 2014, Lori spent a decade in-house in the hedge fund industry, including five years as a Chief Compliance Officer. Lori earned her J.D. from the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

Publications

Cryptoassets | 1mo

Chapter: Canada

This first edition of the Cryptoassets Law Over Borders Comparative Guide gives a practical overview of the law regulating cryptoassets in key jurisdictions around the world. It covers issues such as licensing and anti-money laundering requirements, the regulation of cryptoasset promotion, rules gov...

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