Rita Lc de Santis
Rita Lc de Santis is a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP, in the Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Real Estate practices. Rita has assisted companies and government and quasi-government entities on various projects, accompanied clients on trade missions to Africa and advised the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.
In 2009, she was named by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, was recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner of project finance law, was repeatedly recommended as a leading practitioner in the areas of property development and corporate mid-market in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and achieved one of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rankings.
Rita holds a BSc in Honours Biochemistry and a BCL (University Scholar) from McGill University. She has volunteered for several community organizations and boards, including the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association, St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, Investissement Québec and the Business Development Bank of Canada. Rita has been a member of Concordia’s Board of Governors since 1999 and was Vice-Chair from 2005 to 2009.