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 seasoned 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 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. She 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 an ICD.D member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is the Member Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee.
In her M&A practice, Rima routinely advises on related party transactions, public take-over bids, and private acquisitions and divestitures.
Rima Ramchandani ‘is insightful and good at understanding the application of the law in a business context.’
—Chambers Canada, 2021
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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity
The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in capital markets
IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets: debt and equity
IFLR1000: Women Leaders
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Repeatedly recommended in corporate finance & securities and mergers & acquisitions
Who's Who Legal—National Leader in capital markets (Canada)
Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40
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.