William R. Walters

Senior Associate
Halifax: 902.720.3523

Education

LLM, 2016
York University
LLB, 2007
University of British Columbia
MSt, 1996
University of Oxford
MA, 1993
University of British Columbia
BA, 1991
University of British Columbia

Bar Admissions

Nova Scotia, 2017 Ontario, 2011 British Columbia (inactive), 2008

Overview

William’s practice focuses on legal and regulatory issues relating to financial institutions and financial consumer protection. He assists financial institutions operating in Canada with reviewing product documentation, such as consumer credit card and loan documentation, against provincial and federal consumer protection and regulatory requirements. In addition, he supports clients with drafting internal policies and procedures, as well as conducting gap analysis of existing policies, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation. William also assists clients with reviews and exams by key regulators such as the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

Because of his past experience at leading Canadian banks in a range of legal and compliance roles, William brings a unique perspective to advising financial institutions on legal, regulatory and operational risks. As a result, his advice addresses regulatory and operational requirements with an insider’s awareness of the complex business and organizational challenges that financial institutions face.

Professional Involvement

Prior to joining Torys, William held a wide-range of roles in compliance functions at a major Canadian bank and a leading international bank.