Roma Lotay

Senior Associate

Toronto
RLotay@blg.com
416.367.6352

Roma practises corporate and securities law, specializing in the investment management industry.

She advises investment fund manager, dealer and investment adviser clients on the creation, distribution and ongoing administration of various investment products, including retail mutual funds, alternative funds, pooled funds and exchange-traded funds. Roma also assists clients with mergers and acquisitions in the investment management industry.

Roma was seconded to the global asset management group of a major bank in 2018 and to the corporate finance branch of the Ontario Securities Commission in 2014.

Roma is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.

Experience

  • Preparing offering documents and continuous disclosure documents relating to investment funds.
  • Registering individuals as investment fund managers, dealers and advisers in Canada.
  • Advising investment fund managers on fund mergers and terminations, and other fundamental fund changes.
  • Advising on compliance with corporate and securities laws.
  • Obtaining exemptive relief from various securities requirements.
  • Assisting with merger and acquisition transactions.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Women in Capital Markets
  • Member, Public Affairs Committee, Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Member, Fund Categorization Committee, Investment Funds Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, United Way

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2015
  • Derivatives Fundamentals Course, Canadian Securities Institute, 2019
  • Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute, 2017
  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2011