With sophisticated negotiation skills and a robust domestic and global M&A and advisory practice, Ricco brings a wealth of experience advising on some of Canada’s largest transactions and transformational cross-border deals, particularly in financial services.
Co-head of the firm’s Financial Services Transactions group, Ricco focuses on public and private M&A, private equity, joint ventures and partnerships, supporting clients in domestic, cross-border and international transactions. He has extensive experience acting in the financial services and technology sectors for banks, private equity/pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial sector participants. Ricco works with clients on some of their highest-profile and most significant transactions, including domestic, U.S. and international loyalty programs, partnerships, asset and wealth management, insurance, bank and bancassurance transactions. He also regularly advises senior management and boards on governance and sensitive matters. Ricco additionally acts for clients spanning a wide range of other industries, including industrials, diversified, food and beverage and mining.
With a dual call in New York and Ontario, Ricco routinely acts for clients in material cross-border and international deals involving New York or other U.S. or international laws. Ricco is co-head of the firm’s Asian Lawyers Group and conversant in Punjabi and Hindi.
|2021-2023||Chambers Canada—Up and coming lawyer in corporate commercial (Ontario)|
|2019-2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Notable practitioner in corporate and M&A|
|2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions law|
|2022-2023||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law and M&A|
|2016||The M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award—Top 40 under 40|
Ricco completed a Business Leadership program at the Rotman Business School of U of T and a secondment at the Ontario Securities Commission in the Investment Funds branch. He has volunteered for the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a program providing mentorship to high school students in Toronto.
In the community, Ricco serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of the William Osler Health System. He is active in other charity and diversity initiatives, including with the Heart & Stroke Foundation and ERG Roundtables on diversity, and serves as a mentor in the Western Law BIPOC Mentorship Program.