Aaron Palmer

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 AARONPALMER isa partner in the Securities Group atBlakes focusing on derivatives, clearing, market structure, securities regulatory matters and structured financial transactions.  Aaron is recognized as a leading Canadianderivatives lawyer in Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada.Aaron works on a broad range of securities transactions, innovative investmentproducts and public and private equity and debt offerings securities, as wellas on the structuring and regulation of alternative trading systems, exchangesand clearing agencies.  Aaron’sderivatives and structured finance transactional experience includes work ontrade reporting, equity, commodity, FX and interest rate derivatives andderivatives for public investment funds, as well as repo and securities lendingtransactions, structured derivatives and monetization transactions, ISDAdocumentation work and numerous securitization transactions. His derivatives experience includes a secondment tothe law department of a major Canadian bank with responsibility for equityderivatives transactions. Aaron previously worked for 2 years in Blakes’ Londonoffice on a broad range of international capital markets and M&A transactions.  Aaron received his LL.B. from the Universityof Toronto. Aaron also holds degrees from the University of Waterloo(combinatorics and optimization) and McGill University (English literature).