Peter A. Aziz

Peter A. Aziz

Senior Counsel
Toronto: 416.865.8186
Fax 416.865.7380


BA (Honours), 1987
University of Western Ontario
LLB, 1991
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1993


Peter is a corporate lawyer and a member of the Financial Services Practice and the Payments and Cards Practice. Peter’s practice focuses on all aspects of regulatory compliance in the financial services and payments industry, including mobile and other emerging payment technologies. He has expertise with Canada’s anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and economic sanctions legislation. Peter also regularly advises banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, investment advisers and others on their compliance obligations, including their dealings with FINTRAC.

Peter has extensive experience with credit and debit card arrangements, including co-brand, affinity and white label arrangements and has expertise with the operating regulations of all major card network associations.

In the area of consumer protection, Peter advises financial institutions on their obligations under federal law, and advises financial institutions, other financial service providers, manufacturers and retailers on their obligations under provincial law.

Peter's corporate law practice focuses on corporate reorganizations and the financing of major U.S., U.K. and other investments. Peter also advises private companies in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including shareholder arrangements. His private company clients include holding companies of Thomson and Rogers family members.

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Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance law (2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in banking and financial institutions (2019)



Professional Involvement

Peter is a member of the Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering / Anti-Terrorist Financing of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the organization of Canada's investment fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, where he advises IFIC on the implications of, and responses to, proposed anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing legislation.

Peter is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and has completed the In-depth Tax Course offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is an officer of a number of companies and a director of The Speech and Stuttering Institute (formerly the Speech Foundation of Ontario), a non-profit organization.