| Citibank Canada
The Canadian franchise of Citigroup has roots in Canada dating back 100 years. In Canada, the global bank operates multiple entities including schedule II and schedule III banks that service corporate clients through corporate and investment banking, markets and securities, treasury and trade solutions, private banking as well as a small credit card portfolio. The Toronto based legal team is led by general counsel Charles Alexander, who has been with Citi for over 24 years. He presides over a team of experienced, commercially minded professionals. Over the past few years, the organisation has undertaken significant internal restructuring and has completed a number of transactions, including a highly complex series of transactions valued at over C$7bn in 2018. The four lawyer team partners with the businesses it supports, both locally and internationally, at the earliest stages of these transactions to ensure proper alignment of business strategy with legal and regulatory concerns and is seen as a trusted partner. Adding value through creative thinking and advocacy is the calling card of the team.