Carol Derk is partner and a member of BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group, the national leader of BLG’s Derivatives Group and the national leader of the Digital Asset Group.
Carol practises in securities law, specializing in derivatives, investment funds and digital assets. She works extensively for managers of investment funds, particularly in product development.
Carol has an extensive digital asset practice. She advises clients on new investment products, crypto asset trading platforms, security token platforms, staking, DeFi and NFTs. Carol also has a broad derivatives practice, including negotiating documentation, advising on regulatory compliance matters and developing new derivatives-based investment products.
Carol is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences on digital assets, derivatives and investment funds. She is a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, is recognized as a leader in her field by Derivatives Week and was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the field of mutual funds law. She is also a member of the Derivatives group which has been recognized as Global Capital’s Canadian Law Firm of the Year for derivatives, an award it has received every year since 2014.
Carol provides legal services through a Law Corporation.