Michael Garellek
Partner

Gowling WLG

1 Place Ville-Marie, Fl 37
Montréal, QC H3B 3P4
Phone: (514) 878-9641
Fax: (514) 878-1450
E-mail: michael.garellek@gowlingwlg.com
 
 
 

Michael Garellek is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office. He specializes in financial regulation and compliance concerning financial institutions and the products and services they offer in Canada, and he is the banking regulatory and AML sector leader of the Gowling’s Financial Services Regulatory Group. He provides advice on regulatory matters and compliance to many financial institutions, fintechs, and their representatives including payments, developments relating to blockchain technology, new generation money-services businesses, and their impact on the sector. He has assisted Canadian and foreign banks, insurance companies, credit unions, and trust companies as well as a number of service providers in respect of financial regulatory questions in Canada. Michael also provides advice relating to doing business and meeting regulatory requirements in Québec. Michael lectures at the University of Montréal on corporate and securities litigation and in preparing for case competitions. He is co-author of Jurisclasseur en valeurs mobilières (LexisNexis Canada), a leading publication on securities in Québec. A CPA, Michael was previously an inspector with the AMF and an auditor with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. In 2019, he was named an “Acritas Star.”


Year Called to the Bar:2009
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