Ronald (Ron) M. Kosonic



Ron practises corporate, commercial and securities law, serving a wide range of Canadian and foreign funds and portfolio managers. With more than 30 years of securities law experience, he has contributed to the growth of a large number of hedge funds in Canada and offshore.


  • Extensive experience advising on and assisting with the structuring and creation of hedge funds, private equity funds, alternative investments and other pooled fund products in Canada and offshore.
  • Regularly represents and advises investment advisers, dealers and investment fund managers on registration, ongoing legal compliance matters and regulatory audits.
  • Advises Canadian and foreign issuers and broker-dealers on the private placement of securities in Canada.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Alternative Investment Management Association Canada
  • Member and Former Co-Chair, Legal, Finance and Compliance Committee, 2003-current

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2020
  • Recognized in 2021 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory® (Investment Funds and Asset Management)  and in the 2020 and 2019 editions (Corporate Mid-Market)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Mutual Funds Law
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of Who's Who Legal: Canada in the area of Private Funds
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1988
  • LLB, (magna cum laude), University of Ottawa, 1986