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Ramz Aziz

Ramz Aziz

Associate, Banking & Financial Services


Contact Information

raziz@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4713

Office

Toronto

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2020

Education
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, J.D.
  • Rotman School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Dalhousie University,  B.Sc. (First Class Honours)
Language(s)
English, Urdu, Hindi

Ramz is an associate in Osler’s Financial Services Group. He is a graduate of the J.D./M.B.A. program at the University of Toronto, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Development Lab, C-Suite, and Vernissage Health Leadership development programs. Ramz earned his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from Dalhousie University, where he served as Student Union President. Ramz first joined the firm as a summer student in 2018, supporting corporate and tax matters in the firm’s New York office. Ramz articled with Osler from 2019-2020.

Ramz’s practice includes a broad range of matters for borrowers and credit providers, comprising of corporate lending, commercial agreements, structured finance, and Islamic finance transactions.

In the community, Ramz focuses on poverty alleviation, housing and food security, and digital equity advocacy. Prior to Osler, he worked for several years in strategy, marketing and project and change management, earning professional designations in the latter. Ramz also served as a Councillor's Aide in the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Toronto – the city’s Housing Advocate. He is an alumnus of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, currently conducting research into an equitable policy framework for smart city transformation. He is a regular speaker on the topics of equity, diversity, inclusion and leadership.

  • Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, University of Toronto (2019)
  • Graduate Community Development Fund Award, University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (2019)
  • MAX All-Star Scholarship (2018)
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Leadership Award (2018)
  • Finalist, Bain & Co. Written Case Challenge (2017)
  • Finalist, The Next 36, NEXT Canada (2015)

  • Board Member (Chair, Governance Committee), Fort York Food Bank
  • Board Member, Penny Appeal Canada
  • Advisor, City of Toronto Community Advisory Group (CAG) for Smart City Transformation
  • Fellow, School of Cities, University of Toronto
  • Fellow, International Human Rights Program
  • Volunteer Advisor, Muslim Welfare Canada
  • Mentor, Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX)
  • Volunteer, Diversity Youth Fellowship, Urban Alliance on Race Relations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Bar Association

 

  • Diversity Disclosure Practices: Women in Leadership Roles at TSX-Listed Companies, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, 2018 and 2019, Co-author, 2018 and 2019
  • Universities Go Global’, Business Voice Magazine, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Author, May 2015
  • KPMG Smart City Transformation Workshop – City of Brampton, Panelist and Workshop Host, October 2019
  • Equitable Frameworks for Smart City Transformation, School of Cities Symposium, Speaker, September 2020
  • Link 2.0 Leadership Conference, Speaker, March 2014
  • Induction Ceremony, Dalhousie University, Speaker, September 2014
  • East Coast Student Leadership Conference, Workshop Host, 2013