Kathryn M. Fuller



Kathryn practises corporate, commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on investment management.

She advises Canadian and international fund managers, dealers and advisors on the establishment and administration of public and private investment funds, as well as the private placement of foreign funds in Canada. She regularly advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters affecting funds, including sales practices, independent review committees and conflict of interest matters.

In addition, Kathryn advises clients on merger and acquisition transactions in the investment management industry.

During her time at BLG, Kathryn was seconded to a major mutual fund company.

Kathryn is the Toronto regional leader of BLG's Investment Management Group. She is also a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.


  • Advised Franklin Templeton (NYSE:BEN), a global investment management organization, in its acquisition of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM).
  • Represented Canoe Financial LP in its acquisition of the rights to manage all of the retail mutual funds managed by Fiera Investments LP, representing approximately $1.12 billion in assets.
  • Preparing offering documents and continuous disclosure documents related to retail mutual funds, alternative mutual funds and ETFs.
  • Preparing offering documents related to the exempt distribution of pooled funds and hedge funds.
  • Registering securities industry participants as dealers, advisers and investment fund managers in Canada.
  • Advising on compliance with corporate and securities laws, rules and policies relating to the investment management industry (including fund governance, sales practices and marketing).
  • Advising investment fund managers on fund mergers and other fundamental changes.
  • Providing regulatory advice on merger and acquisition transactions.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Legal and Compliance Working Group, Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Member, Alternative Investment Management Association Canada
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Mutual Funds Law and Private Funds Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2017) of the Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Investment Funds).
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star (and since 2017).
  • Recognized in every edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds and Asset Management) since 2013.
  • Received a "Rising Stars" award from Lexpert® in 2011.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2001
  • Executive Education - Accelerated Leadership Program, Harvard Law School, 2017
  • LLB, Queen's University, 1999
  • BA (Hons.), Queen's University, 1996