(Ricco) A.S. Bhasin

Toronto: 416.865.7329
Fax 416.865.7380


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

Bar Admissions

New York, 2009 Ontario, 2006


Ricco’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.

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

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.