Aaron Atkinson’s practice is focused on mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate finance. Advising clients on both domestic and international cross-border matters, Aaron has worked on numerous high-profile M&A transactions, including contested bids and proxy contests, with extensive experience advising buyers, targets and boards. Aaron has an active M&A practice, advising clients on transactions including negotiated acquisitions and strategic alliances. Aaron’s recent publications include the 2015 Canadian Hostile Take-Over Bid Study and Canadian Proxy Contest Study - 2017 Update, highlighting key trends driving public M&A and activist activity in Canada. Corporate directors and board committees also look to Aaron for advice on complex governance matters. He is the co-author of the publication 20 Questions Directors Should Ask About Special Committees for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada). He is also frequently called on to work with boards and board special committees on transactional matters, internal investigations and complex governance issues. In the area of corporate finance, Aaron has advised both public and private businesses, underwriters and investors in numerous industry sectors, including mining and life sciences.