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Leila Rafi Named to the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers List

News Sep 7, 2022

McMillan LLP is delighted to announce that Toronto Partner Leila Rafi has been recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in 2022. Leila has been selected to the Business Category. This recognition of leading practitioner Leila Rafi, is a reflection of the expertise and acknowledged leadership in key practice areas and industries, such as investment into Canada and raising debt and equity, to best serve our clients.

Leila Rafi is a partner in the Capital Markets & Securities and M&A Groups. Leila has a highly transactional Corporate Finance practice in addition to her expertise in Investment Fund and Asset Management, having considerable experience in advising foreign and domestic funds and assisting fund managers and dealers with their compliance and regulatory obligations. Leila also advises regularly on corporate governance matters. She was an active member of the Securities Advisory Committee at the Ontario Securities Commission from 2019 to 2021, a prestigious three year appointment.

Paul Davis, national leader of the Firm’s Capital Markets & Securities and M&A Groups and Chair of the Board of Partners said, “Leila is an exceptional lawyer and a very deserving recipient of this award. She is respected, enthusiastic, and committed to client-service excellence. She ensures her clients receive prompt and practical advice while working on their complex transactions. She is a strong advocate for channeling growth and change into the Firm and the broader legal community through mentorship, teaching and writing and her commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We congratulate Leila on this tremendous recognition.”

The 13th annual Top 25 List, based on a survey among readers, celebrates the Canadian legal professionals who have played a significant role in the industry in the last 18 months. The List includes a powerful cross-section of lawyers in five areas of influence, including: Business; Changemakers; Government / Non-Profits / Associations; In-House; and Human Rights / Advocacy / Criminal.


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