Raj Dewan Appointed to Ontario Securities Commission's Small and Medium Enterprises Committee

APRIL 13, 2016

Raj Dewan, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, has been appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)'s Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC).

The 14-member SMEC advises OSC staff on matters related to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Committee members discuss the development, implementation and communication of policies and practices to address issues affecting SMEs, in the pursuit of capital market efficiency, investor protection and economic growth.

Raj brings significant expertise in advising entrepreneurs and owner-operators in high- growth markets to support their business objectives. His practice involves (1) advising high-growth entrepreneurial companies with a particular emphasis on acquisitions, financings and investments; and (2)  advising Canadian companies on international joint ventures, financings and strategic partnerships in emerging markets.

Raj acts as a mentor and legal advisor to the Toronto Chapter of the Founder Institute, based in Silicon Valley and the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program. Raj is also a board member of the Toronto Chapter of TiE Global, an international network of 15,000 entrepreneurs with 61 chapters across 15 countries.

His involvement in this sector reflects WeirFoulds' commitment to working with owner-operators and entrepreneurs in high-growth markets to support their business objectives.

On his support of entrepreneurial companies, Raj says, "I have found it extremely rewarding to help entrepreneurs based in the Greater Toronto Area to build a solid foundation for a business that allows them to realize their dreams. I look forward to contributing to strategies and solutions to help SMEs thrive."

Read the OSC news release.