History of Excellence

For over 35 years the Banking & Finance Law Review has provided a Canadian-based forum for expert legal analysis of issues facing the financial industry, in Canada and around the globe. The BFLR is published by Thomson Reuters and carried on Westlaw Canada, ProQuest and other digital services. A publication in the Banking & Finance Law Review is a contribution to discussion among leading specialists in financial law.

The Journal

The Banking & Finance Law Review publishes three issues per year, with generally three to four full articles per issue.  Issues also include recent development articles, case notes and comments, and book reviews. Articles are accepted, reviewed editorially, peer reviewed, and edited by Assistant Editors on a rolling basis throughout the year.


Articles should fit within the topical scope of the Banking & Finance Law Review. As a specialist journal, the Banking & Finance Law Review is concerned with advanced topics in commercial law, such as banking, payments, bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, secured transactions, financial technology. We do not generally publish articles or case comments on general business law topics, such as corporate law, contracts, international trade and securities regulation, unless they pertain to a specific application within the journal’s primary scope, such as fintech. 

The Banking & Finance Law Review welcomes articles that use different theoretical lens and scholarly perspectives, such as historical analysis, empirical studies, and pure doctrinal work, provided that the article is a “law article” at its core. The Banking & Finance Law Review publishes work by both academics and lawyers. Ideally authors are established in their respective profession, but submissions may be accepted occasionally from articling students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows.

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