- 222 Bay Street Suite 1750, P.O. Box 258 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5K 1J5
Law School: J.D., Cornell Law School, 1995
School: B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1992
State/Provincial Admissions: New York
Other Admissions: Licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario
Riccardo Leofanti is based in Skadden’s Toronto office, where he concentrates on U.S.-Canada cross-border securities matters. He represents Canadian and U.S. issuers and investment banks in a wide variety of cross-border public and private equity and debt financings, including financings under the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), conventional cross-border public offerings, U.S. private placements (including venture capital financing rounds), Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, restructurings and spin-offs. He also advises Canadian issuers in connection with initial listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) and the NYSE MKT.
Mr. Leofanti also advises Canadian issuers on continuous reporting and corporate governance requirements under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules of the NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSE MKT.
Mr. Leofanti lectures on various cross-border securities law topics. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business for banking and finance (Canada) and capital markets: debt and equity (USA), The Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate law, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets.