Osler welcomes financial services partner Elizabeth Sale

New Toronto partner is a regular commentator on banking and finance issues

Osler welcomes financial services partner Elizabeth Sale
Elizabeth Sale

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP said it has added Elizabeth Sale as a partner in its financial services regulatory group in Toronto.

Prior to joining Osler, Sale was with Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP since 2004, where she began as an associate before becoming partner in 2016. She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004.

Osler said that Sale has extensive experience advising Canadian financial services companies and has a broad practice focused on the regulation of financial institutions such as local and foreign banks, captive finance companies, payday lenders, insurance companies, trust companies, loan companies, payment card service providers and financial technology companies.

She has particular expertise in both federal and provincial consumer protection and cost of borrowing legislation, including the application of these laws in the online environment, and routinely assists clients with their retail product offerings, according to her new firm.

A “prolific writer and speaker,” Sale is a regular commentator on issues regarding the banking and financial services industry, such as trends and developments in commercial and consumer lending, Osler said. She is a member of the Canadian Lenders Association’s policy committee and is also part of of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association’s women in asset financing committee.

“Elizabeth’s knowledge and experience complement our deep bench of talented banking and financial services legal professionals,” the firm said in a statement. “Our financial services regulatory group is a fully integrated team that combines expertise in regulatory compliance, consumer-facing issues, payment systems, technology, privacy, fintech and risk management to offer informed, practical advice on a wide range of business and regulatory issues affecting financial services providers.”

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