Rima Ramchandani > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Capital Markets


Rima advises on a wide range of clients’ strategic mandates, including financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, with a practical approach informed by a long history of corporate and capital markets experience.

Co-head of the Capital Markets Practice, Rima focuses on corporate and securities law, including public and private financings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Rima has represented both issuers and underwriters on numerous public offerings and private placements, with particular experience in cross-border transactions.

Rima also regularly advises public company clients, including many cross-listed issuers, in a variety of industries on ongoing corporate governance and securities law matters. In her M&A practice, Rima is counsel on related party transactions, public take-over bids, and private acquisitions and divestitures.


Ontario Bar, 2002


Rima currently serves on the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee. In 2016, she was appointed to the Ontario Government’s Women in Business Steering Committee.

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Canada > Capital markets

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Torys‘ capital markets team is a go-to practice for issuers across a number of industries, and stands out for its considerable experience in the financial services sector. The department’s experience is not only limited to matters such as IPOs, follow-on and debt offerings, but to novel transactions including advising banks on the use of limited recourse capital notes (LRCNs). The team also offers significant securitization expertise, with highlights including Jim Hong and Michael Feldman leading TD Securities’ C$450m offering of residential mortgage-backed securities. Beyond that, it counts among its clients a number of major investors, including Brookfield and RBC. It also differentiates itself thanks to its active New York office, allowing it to coordinate transactional work on cross-border placements. Rima Ramchandani and David Seville lead the Toronto-based team, advising on cross-border work and securities transactions, respectively. Scott Cochlan leads the Calgary-based team, with significant experience in the oil and gas sector as well as emerging markets. Glen Johnson is known for his comprehensive securities regulation offering, and Brett Saulnier is a key contact at the associate level.