Atoussa is a corporate and commercial lawyer, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals, technology, mining, communication, and media and entertainment industries. In addition to providing transactional and commercial support, Atoussa also provides industry-focused advice on privacy and regulatory compliance. Her clients benefit from her experience in complex cross-border corporate and commercial transactions involving M&A, data privacy, and regulatory compliance across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Before joining the firm, Atoussa served as of counsel with a leading global law firm, advising clients on corporate M&A and general and commercial matters while providing industry-focused advice. Before that, she was the chief legal officer and chief privacy officer with a multi-billion dollar company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. There, she developed relationships with regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada and advised on public company reporting obligations, corporate governance best practices, compliance matters, and cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions.
Atoussa has been recognized by her peers in Legal 500 International and Chambers and Partners and has been awarded the Western Canada General Counsel Tomorrow's Leader Award and Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women WXN Award. She is a fluent English, French, and Farsi speaker.