Tim Stewart

Partner, Canadian Head of Financial Services and Regulation
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Tim Stewart

Tim Stewart



Tim Stewart is the Canadian head of our financial services and regulation practice. He is a corporate and securities lawyer. His practice focuses on the regulation of financial institutions, including establishing cross-border businesses, structuring financial products, mergers and acquisitions, market conduct and prudential regulation, governance, risk and regulatory compliance management, and financial crime regulation.

Tim has led capital markets compliance for Canada at large domestic and international financial institutions where he assisted in their dealings with federal, provincial and industry regulators, advised on governance and risk management, and established compliance programs.

He represents clients on a broad range of complex corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions matters, including public and private debt and equity offerings as well as structured finance transactions, securitization, and covered bonds. He also advises on regulatory and integration matters relating to the acquisition and divestiture of banking, securities and FinTech businesses.

His regulatory practice includes advising on enforcement and remediation matters arising from regulatory audits, examinations and investigations. He also advises on OSFI's rules, interpretations, and regulations, including prudential limits and restrictions, disclosure requirements, and sound business and financial practices. He has established and advised on regulatory risk management frameworks, including OSFI's Guideline E-13 (regulatory compliance management).

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LL.B., Western University, 2004
MS., Queen's University, 2000

  • Ontario 2005
  • Chambers FinTech, Canada: FinTech Legal, Chambers and Partners, 2024

  • CFA charterholder