181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006
Leila Rafi is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A group at McMillan LLP. Practicing in Toronto, Leila advises on a broad range of securities law matters and has a highly transactional practice. Ms. Rafi also has an expertise in the Investment Fund and Asset Management area, having considerable experience in structuring and advising foreign and domestic investment funds. Leila also assists fund managers and other registrants with regulatory obligations and compliance matters. She is a prolific speaker at various industry events and regularly writes bulletins on various securities law topics. Over recent years, Leila has been the co-author to a couple of lengthy white papers as well, including on the topic of short selling in 2019. Leila won the Lexpert Rising Stars Award for top Canadian lawyers under 40 in 2018. She served on the Securities Advisory Committee at the Ontario Securities Commission from 2019 to 2021, a prestigious three-year appointment and is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Queen's University, Faculty of Law teaching an annual introductory course on securities laws in the winter term 2021. In the past, Leila has been Adjunct Faculty at three other universities in Canada. Leila is a mentor with the University of Toronto Women’s Association Pilot Program.