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 registrants with regulatory obligations and compliance. 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 was awarded Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of Canada in 2022, and also 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 in the past. She has been Adjunct Faculty at the University of Queens, Faculty of Law; University of Western, Faculty of Law; and University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in connection with securities regulation courses. Leila is a mentor with the University of Toronto Women’s Association Pilot Program.