Isabelle Guevara is building a practice in business law and financial services. Her practice encompasses a broad range of corporate, commercial and financing matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, real estate finance, acquisition finance and commercial lending.
Isabelle joined McMillan as an associate after articling at the firm. Prior to joining McMillan, Isabelle worked on various corporate legal issues at the Queen’s Business Law Clinic and advised an international beneficiary on fossil fuel subsidies at the TradeLab International Economic Law Clinic. She also competed in the Canadian Competition Law Moot and Hicks Morley (Labour Law) Moot. As a law student, she received various awards, including the Dentons Canada LLP Award, the Queen’s Law Prize in Fiduciary Obligation and the Spirit Award for her contributions to the Queen’s Law community.
The FinTech industry in Canada was impacted by significant regulatory developments in 2023. Explore the key updates in our year-in-review summary.
On November 21, 2023, the Government of Canada released its 2023 Fall Economic Statement. The Economic Statement announced the federal government's intention.
The results are in: Canadians’ understanding of open banking is low, according to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (“FCAC”).
Four working groups have been working to develop common rules, accreditation criteria, and technical standards for open banking in Canada.
On the eve of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, six of Canada’s largest banks announced they had signed on to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance.
On November 7, 2022, Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX:AVP) (“Avcorp”) closed its CAD$139 million acquisition by Latécoère S.A. (“Latécoère”). The acquisition was affected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, pursuant to which Latécoère acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of Avcorp for considerations of $0.11 in cash per share.
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