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Gordon Raman

Gordon G. Raman

Partner Fasken
In an increasingly complex world, we understand our clients’ businesses and their strategic goals in order to help bring clarity and direction to their business decisions.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1998
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Gordon Raman practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate finance. Gordon has worked with clients in a broad range of industries, including automation and technology, private equity, financial services, real estate and engineering and construction.

Gordon advises senior management and boards of public and private companies in M&A transactions including take-over bids, plans of arrangements, share and asset acquisitions and distressed M&A transactions. He also advises boards and special committees on corporate governance matters. In addition, Gordon advises issuers, underwriters and investors in corporate finance transactions of equity and debt securities, including high-yield securities and works with private equity clients in fund formations.

Gordon was seconded for a period to a large technology company in order to provide day-to-day legal advice and to assist in developing a process for the provision of continuing legal advice to the company. Gordon has taught a corporate law course at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor and has co-taught an M&A course at Western Law. Gordon has written numerous articles in the areas of M&A and corporate finance. As part of his MBA studies, he completed an exchange program at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in France.


  • Recognized in Securities Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide as a Rising Star in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A, IFLR 1000 2017 to 2021
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 to 2018
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Recognized nationwide as a Rising Star in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A Recognized most recently in the 2021 edition of IFLR 1000
2017 to 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized for Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Mid-Market
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  • LLB University of Toronto
  • MBA University of Toronto
  • BEng, (summa cum laude) Engineering Physics McMaster University

Community involvement

  • Chair of the Board, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada
  • Director, Royal St. George’s College
  • Past-President, Canadian Club of Toronto
  • Treasurer, Law Alumni Association, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law and Technology Law sections
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
Speaker Compliant use of Forward-Looking Information Federated Press Preparing the MD&A Course
Speaker Board Risk Oversight in M&A's and Takeovers Federated Press 7th Board Risk Management Course


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