50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Viona Duncan is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office and is co-chair of the firm’s Global Tech Sector Group. Her practice is primarily transactional, with an emphasis on helping Canadian, US and international public and private corporations with M&A and debt and equity financings. Viona works closely with both traditional and technology companies, from start-ups to mature organizations. In addition to her M&A experience, she regularly provides assistance to clients on a variety of technology contracting matters, including licensing, joint venture, strategic alliance and distribution agreements. Viona is highly regarded for her ability to provide strategic, proactive and practical advice to her clients on complex M&A matters, as well as day-to-day commercial matters. In addition to serving on the boards of directors of several private companies, Viona is currently an active Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for Accelerator Centre. She has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Legal 500 Canada. In 2022, Viona received the Best Lawyers Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in the Waterloo Region.