Roma Lotay


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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, exchange-traded funds, pooled funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and infrastructure funds. Roma also assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the investment management industry. She further advises clients on fundamental changes, policies and procedures, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Roma was seconded to the wealth distribution group of a major bank in 2020, the global asset management group of a major bank in 2018 and 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 and Diversity and Inclusion Council.



  • 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

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

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, United Way

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Investment Funds - Nationwide).

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