Jae is an Associate in the Transactional group at Baker McKenzie's Toronto office.
Jae's practice focuses primarily on financial regulation and compliance involving fintechs, financial institutions, and market participants and their business in Canada.
Prior to joining the Firm, Jae completed her Ontario Articles of Clerkship at the Toronto office of a large multinational law firm, where she returned as an associate. Jae completed her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, where she received both the William J. Miller Prize and the Annaline Lubbe Prize in competition law. Prior to law school, Jae completed her bachelor of commerce at Queen's University's Smith School of Business.
Jae's practice focuses primarily on financial services regulation and other general corporate and commercial matters. She regularly advises a number of large financial institutions, technology companies, and fintechs structure their operations and navigate the complex regulatory landscape in Canada.
Jae has experience advising clients involved in the blockchain space, including those involving decentralized finance, token and NFT offerings, crypto-asset trading platforms, and the offering of other digital assets in Canada. She also assists a variety of companies in respect of financial regulatory questions in Canada, including those involving consumer finance, banking, payments, and other securities-related issues.
Representative Legal Matters
- Acted for fintech companies in applications to regulatory sandboxes relating to crypto asset trading platforms and fractional trading of securities.
- Advised payments fintechs on provincial and territorial consumer finance requirements for doing business in Canada.
- Successfully defended an incumbent board of directors of a Canadian mining company from shareholder activists in a proxy fight.
- Advised mortgage investment entities and other market participants structure operations for compliance with Canadian securities legislation.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario~Canada (2022)
- University of Ottawa (J.D., cum laude) (2021)
- Queen's University (Bachelor of Commerce, First Class Honours) (2018)
- Co-author, "Country Comparative Guide 2022: Lending & Secured Finance Law in Canada", The Legal 500, April 2022