Leila Rafi is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group at McMillan LLP. She advises on a broad range of securities law matters, including corporate finance mandates. She has a particular expertise in investment funds and asset management and has considerable experience in advising investment funds (public and private) and assisting managers with respect to their regulatory obligations and compliance issues. She also acts on a regular basis for investment dealers, both Canadian and foreign. Ms. Rafi also provides advice on general corporate law matters. Between 2012 to 2016, she co-led the modernization project at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as external counsel and as a result, has extensive experience in the gaming industry. Ms. Rafi speaks regularly at industry events on a variety of topics including liquid alternatives, gender diversity of public companies, continuous disclosure obligations, prospectus offerings and private placements. In the past she has acted as Adjunct Faculty for law schools at The University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor. In 2018, she was awarded the Rising Star Lexpert Award. She is currently a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission, with her term expiring at the end of 2021.