Ricco Bhasin’s practice focuses on corporate law, specializing in M&A (public and private) and private equity. He has extensive experience acting in the financial services sector for banks, private equity/pension funds, large and mid-size issuers and other market participants on some of their most significant domestic and international M&A transactions. Additionally, Ricco regularly acts in the mining and private equity/pension fund sectors. He has also advised clients on capital markets transactions, as well as proxy and governance matters.
Ricco is conversant in Punjabi and Hindi.
The M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award—Top 40 under 40 (2016)
The Closing Agenda and Ancillary Documentation
Speaker, OBA's Your First Acquisition Transaction (YLD), Toronto
US Takeover Law
Co-author, Client Newsletter
Private Equity Investments in Canadian Income Trusts
Co-author, Private Equity Newsletter
Negotiating the Purchase Agreement
Co-author, Practicing Law Institute, Mergers and Acquisitions 2009, Trends and Developments
Prior to joining Torys, Ricco practiced corporate law at a large U.S.-based international law firm in their New York office. He has also completed a secondment at the Ontario Securities Commission in the Investment Funds branch. Additionally, Ricco has completed a Business Leadership program at the Rotman Business School of U of T.
He was awarded the Circle of Scholars Award Scholarship from Schulich School of Business and was a Silver Medalist in the Hick’s Cup National Moot Competition at Queen's University.
Ricco serves on the Board of Directors of the William Osler Health System and he has been a volunteer for the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a program providing mentorship to high school students in Toronto. He is also active in other charity and diversity initiatives, including with the Heart & Stroke Foundation and ERG Roundtables on diversity.