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 is a leading securities lawyer with a broad practice advising clients on corporate finance, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Rima frequently represents both issuers and underwriters on public offerings (IPOs and follow-on 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 disclosure matters. In her M&A practice, Rima advises bidders and public company targets on related party transactions, public take-over bids, and other business combinations.
Rima is a prolific writer, speaker and commentator on policy developments impacting the Canadian capital markets, and co-leads the firm’s ESG practice. She is also an ICD.D member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
|2020-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity|
|2021-2023||The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in capital markets|
|2017-2022||IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets: debt and equity|
|2021-2022||IFLR1000: Women Leaders|
|2022-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law|
|2021-2023||Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities|
|2018-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Repeatedly recommended in corporate finance & securities and mergers & acquisitions|
|2022||Who's Who Legal—National leading lawyer in capital markets (Canada)|
|2014||Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40|
|2014||Lexpert’s Guide to U.S./Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—One of Canada’s corporate lawyers to watch|
In 2022, Rima obtained her ICD.D designation from the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. Rima is the Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of Plan International Canada and on the University of Toronto’s Audit Committee. In 2016, she was appointed to the Ontario Government’s Women in Business Steering Committee.