Junaid Subhan is Vice-President, Legal Affairs & Chief Compliance Officer at Sagard and joined the firm in 2019. Junaid is responsible for the oversight and management of legal matters relating to Sagard’s activities and operations, including fund formation, fundraising, investment and asset management activities and for leading the firm’s regulatory compliance function. He is based in Montreal, Canada.
Prior to Sagard, Junaid served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary at CoPower Inc., a fintech start-up. Prior to CoPower, Junaid advised on a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including public and private offerings, M&A, corporate governance and securities regulatory compliance for a wide range of market participants at the Toronto offices of Stikeman Elliott LLP. Junaid began his career in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital group of a prominent New York-based law firm.
Junaid holds Common Law and Civil Law (B.C.L. and LL.B) degrees from McGill University and is called to the bars of Ontario and New York. He also has a B.Sc. in science and finance from McGill University. Junaid was honoured as the “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers in 2016.