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New partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 2:03 PM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced that Jeffrey Roode is a new partner in the firm’s Toronto office.

According to the firm’s press release, Roode, widely respected in his field, focuses his practice on corporate and commercial transactions in the payments and fintech sectors. He regularly acts for payment networks, banks, merchants, processors, startups, service providers and other industry participants in a variety of complex commercial transactions. These include joint venture agreements, licensing arrangements and commercial contracts.

Roode also has significant experience advising clients in these industries on regulatory and customer-facing issues.  

“As Canada’s payments and fintech sectors continue to evolve, so too does the surrounding regulatory and commercial landscape,” said Mark Ledwell, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. “Jeff has a formidable track record of helping businesses navigate this dynamic — and frequently challenging — space. He will be a strong addition to the firm’s growing fintech practice and a valuable resource for our clients.”

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Roode spent 10 years as in-house counsel at one of Canada’s largest banks, where he served as lead counsel to the bank’s credit card business.