Ramandeep Grewal • Stikeman Elliott LLP
Senior Counsel2016 award winner
Canadian Corporate Finance Lawyer Integrating Law and Community
As senior counsel in the Corporate Group of Stikeman Elliott, Ramandeep Grewal has expertise in a wide array of corporate finance matters.
She has counseled Canadian and international issuers and underwriters on a range of capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters, including directors of public and private issuers, dealers and advisors, funds and asset managers. She also advises on capital market infrastructure issues, including stock exchanges and trading facilities.
She is a leader in the Stikeman Elliott Global Securities Group, where her colleagues say she leads by example, acting as a trusted advisor in corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance, and capital markets. They say she is never satisfied with the status quo, and is dedicated to making the practice of law better.
Grewal is instrumental in developing the firm’s leading-edge knowledge management program, and pioneering significant initiatives that integrate marketing, technology and client development with excellence in legal services. She lends her expertise as a writer and presenter on a variety of topics relating to corporate finance and governance, as a lecturer for the Master of Finance Program at the Schulich School of Business and as the co-editor of the Corporate Governance Report newsletter. She is also an original founder and a regular contributor to the firm’s securities blog, www.canadiansecurities.law.com.
She said being a woman in the legal profession has been an opportunity to approach things from a different perspective. “While not without its challenges, the practice of law and in particular the current evolution in the practice, presents unique opportunities for women,” she said. “Every challenge is made up of small parts.”
Being rooted in a strong tradition of community service, Grewal is compassionate about giving back, both professionally and personally. She stands as a pillar of both the Sikh, South Asian, and legal communities. She is a mentor and advocate on behalf of young professionals, a champion for the empowerment of women and diversity, and working to build leadership capacity both within her firm and the community at large.
Grewal recently served as the co-chair of the Sikh Heritage Month Foundation of Ontario, an organization that celebrates Sikh heritage and culture though the lens of second generation artists and innovators. She sits on the Board of Advisors of the Sikh Research Institute, for which she has developed and implemented a first-ever governance training program for administrators of faith-based community organizations throughout North America. She is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission.
Grewal holds a BAS from York University, a LLB from the University of Windsor, and a law degree from the University of Detroit.