Ryan Tomicic


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Ryan specializes in domestic and cross-border M&A, equity financing, investments, restructurings and private investment fund formation.

His role involves offering comprehensive business and legal advice to a diverse clientele, including global private equity funds, venture capital funds, private companies, publicly-traded companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors.

Ryan's distinguished career is marked by his involvement in more than 200 transactions and over USD$10 billion in enterprise value, many of which featured non-Canadian parties or were associated with private equity funds or backed businesses. Ryan often advises on complex and highly strategic transaction matters and is highly sought after for strategic and advisory support. His multifaceted expertise positions him as a trusted advisor, providing valuable insights that contribute to the success of his clients' transactions, business operations and endeavours.

Ryan provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • Ryan was part of the Canadian team of counsels to Strides Arcolab Limited in the context of the sale of their Agila Specialties Pharma Corporation business to Mylan Inc. for a total consideration of up to US$1.75 billion.
  • He acted for Genus plc, a publicly-listed animal genetics company based in the U.K., in connection with its acquisition of Québec-based Génétiporc, a transaction involving the purchase of the vendor's Canadian porcine genetics business in addition to shares of several U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries.
  • He advised a public company on its acquisition of major production and automation of certain manufacturing lines equipment valued at $30 million.
  • He advised and regularly represents private and public companies in negotiations of long-term service agreements totalling as much as $45 million.
  • He acted for the underwriters in an issue of bonds by Québecor Média Inc. in the amount of 1.35 billion dollars.
  • He represented the underwriters in the purchase of 50 million dollars of securities of Innergex Énergie Renouvelable Inc.
  • He advised Bell Canada in the formation of a joint venture with the Cirque du Soleil.
  • He advised the British purchaser of Chantier A.C. Davie (a shipping company) in Lévis, Québec.
  • He advised Hydro Ottawa Inc., an Ontario corporation, concerning the purchase of certain hydroelectric power stations belonging to Domtar Inc.
  • He gave advice on more general issues of company law to a Greek airline corporation carrying on activities in Canada, which offers direct flights between North America and Greece.
  • He advised American clients on cross-border issues and more general questions of company and commercial law concerning their activities in Canada.
  • He advises public and private companies, both Canadian and cross-border corporations.
  • He acts as counsellor and participates in the financing of companies, including private placements for various private companies.
  • He acts as an advisor and participates in company reorganisations.
  • Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500 science and technology leader, in its US$380 acquisition of Gibbs & Cox., the largest independent and privately-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States and in Canada.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Directorship training (Board of Directors), Réseau des jeunes administrateurs (RJA), Montréal (since December 2014)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fédération de natation du Québec (FNQ)
  • Cofounder of Club des jeunes spécialistes des fusions et acquisitions de Montréal
  • Member of the Young Canadians in Finance
  • Founder and director, McGill Swimming Association
  • President, McGill Scarlet Key Society

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2011
  • Passed the CFA Program level II Examination, 2013
  • BCL, McGill University, 2010
  • LLB, McGill University, 2010
  • B.Eng, McGill University, 2004