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Geoffrey Cher

Partner, Toronto
Direct Line:
416 361 4793
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Education
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. 2005)
McGill University (B.A. 1999)

Professional Affiliations
Canadian Bankers Association, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada

Bar Admission
Called to the Ontario Bar 2006

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Geoffrey Cher

gcher@wildlaw.ca

Geoffrey is a partner practising corporate/commercial and securities law with a focus on capital formation, structured products and the digital economy.

Geoffrey has experience representing a broad range of asset managers, investment dealers and advisors (analog and digital), private equity and venture capital sponsors, alternative finance platforms and portals covering multiple asset classes such as commodities, hedge and alternative products including private debt and digital currencies.

This includes advising on initial structuring and formation, corporate governance, regulatory matters, registration and compliance.

Throughout 2009 to 2011, Geoffrey served as general counsel to Claymore Investments, Inc., an investment fund manager and exempt market dealer specializing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds (CEFs).

Geoffrey is supervising counsel for the Osgoode Hall Venture Clinic which provides legal advice to start-ups and is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Prior to attending law school, Geoffrey spent several years working as a financial advisor at a large Canadian financial institution.

Geoffrey is fluently bilingual in English and French.


RECENT NEWS

FinTech Blockchain Conference Series - Toronto Blockchain Conference 2017 - Geoffrey Cher speaks at The Toronto Blockchain Conference 2017, held by FinTech Worldwide Ltd to discuss Blockchain/DLT Technology, ICOs, and token distribution, at MaRS Discovery District on October 19, 2017.

FinTech Leadership Series - The Future of Financial Services in Self-Driving Cars / FinTech Integration Breakfast - Led by Geoffrey Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce is pleased to host on April 5, 2017 its second in a series of breakfast leadership discussions co-hosted with the Digital Finance Institute, a Canadian FinTech think tank, to discuss the nexus between FinTech, Machine Learning and Self-driving cars. 

Canada's 1st National Artificial Intelligence Conference - Geoffrey Cher speaks at Canada's 1st Annual National Artificial Intelligence Conference hosted by the Digital Finance Institute, a Canadian FinTech think tank, at Toronto's National Club on March 29, 2017.

Canadian FinTech Awards 2016 Winner - Hosted by the Digital Finance Institute, a Canadian FinTech think tank, the 2nd Annual FinTech Awards celebrates Canadian innovation and thought leadership in FinTech. The 2016 Professional Services Award was accepted by Geoffrey at an Awards gala presentation held at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto on November 21, 2016.

FinTech Leadership Series - The Regulator Sandbox Breakfast - Wildeboer Dellelce hosts the Digital Finance Institute's inaugural dialogue disscussing the Regulatory Sandbox and the Ontario Securities Commision's LaunchPad.  The leadership guest, Kosta Peric, deputy director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, credited as one of the chief instigators for the global “regulatory sandbox” initiative and the chief architect of the worldwide network for the SWIFT payment system.

2nd Annual FinTech Conference - Geoffrey Cher moderates panel on Financing Your Fintech Start-up at the 2nd Annual FinTech2016 in Vancouver.

Lexpert - Geoffrey Cher quoted in Lexpert article on Lendified Inc.'s Vault Circle EMD licence.