Ava Yaskiel practises corporate and securities law. Ms. Yaskiel is a senior business advisor with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance and strategic advisory mandates for public and private companies, investment banks, shareholders and private equity funds. Her practice is global in nature and she is the immediate past Global Head of Corporate, M&A and securities for the NRF Group and the National Chair for the Canadian Business Law Group. Ms. Yaskiel spent over five years with the Ontario Securities Commission, holding a variety of positions including acting director in the Office of the General Counsel, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, related-party transactions and related policy matters. Ms. Yaskiel is currently on a leave of absence while she serves as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance for Canada.