Aaron Atkinson



Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Aaron’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, and corporate governance. Canadian and international businesses, boards and investors spanning a wide range of industry sectors – including mining, technology, infrastructure and financial services – count on Aaron for his business-minded and results-oriented approach to their complex legal issues. A seasoned and strategic practitioner, Aaron has advised bidders and activists as well as targets and target boards in some of the country’s most high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions, proxy contests and hostile takeover bids. Well versed in corporate governance, Aaron is also regularly called upon to advise boards and board special committees on transactional matters as well as internal investigations and complex governance issues.

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Thursday March 21, 2024

Are You Equipped for Conflict? Prevailing in High Stakes Proxy Battles

  • The power players in proxy battles and how to gain control
  • Role of unbiased analysis and due diligence to prepare for a fight
  • Intelligent strategies when the heat is on during a high-stakes grapple