(Ricco) A.S. Bhasin

Toronto: 416.865.7329
Fax 416.865.7380


BBA, with Honours, 2002
Schulich School of Business, York University
Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC), 2002
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
JD, 2005
Queen’s University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2006 New York, 2009


Ricco is 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.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Up and coming lawyer in corporate commercial: Ontario (“highly pragmatic, business-savvy and focused on the material issues and risks”; “demonstrates a depth of experience alongside a high degree of creativity within complex transaction structures”) (2021)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Notable practitioner in corporate and M&A (2019-2021)

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


Professional Involvement

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 and is also active in other charity and diversity initiatives, including with the Heart & Stroke Foundation and ERG Roundtables on diversity.