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Aaron ​J. ​Atkinson

Aaron ​Atkinson
In today’s environment, all public companies should take steps to decrease the odds of being targeted by an activist and be prepared to respond if that should happen.
Title Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken English


Aaron ​Atkinson


Working on both domestic and international cross-border matters, Aaron has extensive M&A experience in numerous high-profile transactions, including contested bids and proxy contests.

His recent publications, the 2015 Canadian Hostile Take-Over Bid Study and Canadian Proxy Contest Study - 2017 Update, highlight crucial trends driving public M&A and activist activity in Canada. Aaron also has an active practice advising clients on private M&A transactions, including negotiated acquisitions and strategic alliances.

Corporate directors and board committees also look to Aaron for advice on complex governance matters, with Aaron having co-authored the publication 20 Questions Directors Should Ask About Special Committees for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada).

A leading M&A practitioner, Aaron is recognized by Chambers Canada and the Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide and frequently provides market insights to leading business media outlets, including The Globe and Mail and BNN.

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