Ross McKee
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3277

Ross's practice involves Canadian capital markets and securities regulation, with emphasis on cross-border transactions, including public and private debt and equity offerings, and regularly advising dealers, advisers, traders, depositaries and alternative trading systems on capital markets regulation, dealer and adviser registration, and marketplace compliance issues. This includes regulation of cryptocurrency, digital tokens and other blockchain businesses. He also has experience with mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange listings and project finance.


Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Wells Fargo on its acquisition of Merlin Canada

  • The Special Committee of World Point Terminals Inc. in a going-private transaction

  • Macquarie on its acquisition of Tristone Capital

  • Acted for a Canadian bank on its C$1.5-billion private placement of common shares, Canada's then largest equity private placement

  • EGI Financial Holdings Inc. in its C$21-million rights offering

  • Canaccord Capital in its C$70-million private placement for Melco China Resorts

  • Numerous international dealers for their Canadian private placement programs


Ross is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2018 (Fintech)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Securities Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition (Capital Markets)

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Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, January 10, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, September 19, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, September 18, 2017.
Co-author: Canada's securities regulators report on cybersecurity disclosure review
Data Protection Leader, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 12-13, Cecile Park Media, April 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, January 24, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Structured Finance & Derivatives, June 10, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulatory, and Structured Finance & Derivatives, February 5, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, August 2015.
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Speaker: What's Stopping Them? - Status of Foreign Private Offerings to Canadian Institutional Investors
Pension Investment Association of Canada Tax Forum, Toronto, November 22, 2017.
Speaker: Opportunities and Challenges for ICOs
CoinLaunch Pitch Up, Toronto, October 12, 2017.
Speaker: Is it Time to Move to a Virtual AGM?
Canadian Investor Relations Institute Annual Conference, Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Kelowna, British Columbia, June 12, 2017.
Speaker: In the Trenches: Cross Border Issues
Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing - in the US and Beyond, New York University School of Law, New York, New York, May 24, 2017.
Speaker: Current Issues Affecting Global Capital Markets Participants
Compliance and Legal Society Toronto, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Toronto, Ontario, September 16, 2016.
Moderator and Speaker: Leading the Defence: Practical Strategies and Legal Considerations for Effective Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Response Planning; Pre-Breach Readiness
Blakes Business Class March 31, 2105, and Post-Breach Best Practices, April 9, 2015.
Speaker: Notice-and-Access and Proxy Plumbing
16th Annual Corporate Governance Conference, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, Banff AB, August 27, 2014.
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