Simon Romano is a partner in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups and former member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office. His practice focuses on securities, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He advises public companies, financial institutions, underwriters, investment funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts and income trusts, alternative trading systems and regulatory and self-regulatory organizations. He also advises on corporate governance and executive compensation matters. Simon was instrumental in the structure and launch of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in Canada.
Simon is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He has been an instructor in business law at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course and is a frequent lecturer. Simon was previously a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission.
He is the co-author of the first book on Canadian income funds, Canadian Income Funds, an authoritative guide to income trusts, published in November 2004.
Simon was formerly a clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. He previously practiced in the firm’s New York office. From 1995 to 1996, Simon was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission as special counsel, where he dealt with takeover bids, mergers, Policy 9.1 (now MI 61-101) matters, the early warning reporting initiative and other projects.