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Scott McEvoy

Associé

Toronto
SMcEvoy@blg.com
416.367.6117

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Scott practises corporate and securities law, specializing in issues relating to the investment management industry. He also provides advice to pension plan administrators and service providers on investments, structuring and regulatory compliance.

Scott’s work for investment management clients focuses on:

  • domestic retail and institutional investment funds
  • Canadian and offshore hedge funds
  • alternative investment vehicles
  • registrant regulation and compliance
 

His pensions practice focuses on pension fund investments, compliance, ESG and sustainable investing. Scott is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.

 

Scott was seconded as in-house counsel to INVESCO during its merger with Trimark.

Prior to entering law, he worked in the audit and financial services divisions of Arthur Andersen & Cie in both Montréal and Leeds (England).

Experience

  • Structures and reviews pension plan texts; drafts plan documentation, reviews and drafts statements of investment policies and procedures, investment management agreements and other service provider agreements for pension plans.
  • Provides advice on pension investment restrictions and investment structuring, ESG considerations, and investment compliance regulatory matters.
  • Advises both Canadian and foreign investment fund managers and portfolio managers on the establishment and ongoing operations of investment funds.
  • Provides advice to advisors, dealers [including Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) members and Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada members] and investment fund managers on compliance systems, policies and procedures, regulatory matrices and other compliance tools for meeting Canadian securities requirements and pension investment rules. 
  • Provides advice on registration matters, ongoing registrant regulation, AML rules and FINTRAC reporting, compliance field and desk reviews and examinations.
  • Structures and reviews pension plan texts; drafts plan documentation; reviews and drafts statements of investment policies and procedures, investment management agreements and other service provider agreements for pension plans.
  • Provides advice on pension investment restrictions and structuring, ESG considerations and regulatory compliance.
  • Advises plan administrators on infrastructure investments

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, accounting advisory standing working group, Investment Funds Institute of Canada, 2009-present
  • Member, PMAC industry regulation and taxation committee and pensions sub-committee
  • Member, market development committee, Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, 2014-2017
  • Member, National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • Member, Alternative Investment Management Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Past member, business affairs committee, Toronto Board of Trade
  • Past member, various committees, Investment Funds Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Director, Glenmajor Angling Club
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Canada Memorial Foundation
  • Past committee member, Mooredale Community Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds & Asset Management)
  • Recognized in the 2014-2018 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Private Funds)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 2007
  • Ontario, 1997
  • Canadian legal accreditation, Université McGill, 1995
  • LLM (with Merit), King's College (Londres), 1994
  • LLB (Hons.), Leeds University, 1993
  • BA (Hons.), Université de Western Ontario, 1986
  • Graduate course, public accounting, McGill University and the ACCA
  • Canadian Securities Course, 1986