• Dalhousie University, LL.M. 1996
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B. 1993
  • University of Ottawa, B.Adm 1990

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Professional affiliations

  • Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation of the New York City Bar
  • Law and Compliance Division, Futures Industry Association
  • Derivatives & Structured Products Law Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

GuyLaine Charles


GuyLaine Charles advises market participants, including investment managers, asset managers, pension plans, financial institutions and corporations, with respect to their trading agreements and regulation of their derivatives transactions. She has ample experience negotiating a wide range of trading agreements including, prime brokerage, securities lending, repurchase, futures and options, clearing and swap execution facility participation agreements, as well as physical and financial over-the-counter derivative and commodities transactions documented under ISDA Master Agreements and other industry standard forms.  GuyLaine also has extensive experience advising her clients on a range of regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

In addition to representing clients on trading and derivatives matters, GuyLaine also advises on lending arrangements and represents limited partners in private equity funds. Prior to joining Teigland-Hunt LLP in 2006, GuyLaine practiced at two of Canada’s leading law firms focusing on structured finance, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border securitization and bank financing. She began her career in private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, where she worked on structured financings, bank financings and the establishment of private funds. From 1993 to 1994, GuyLaine served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada. GuyLaine is a member of the New York Bar and of the Law Society of Upper Canada (the Ontario Bar). She is fluent in English and French. GuyLaine is on the board of Party for Humanity.