Aaron Atcheson

Partner | London

519.931.3526

Portrait of Aaron Atcheson

Aaron Atcheson practices in the area of real estate and business transactions, and energy and infrastructure projects.  He is Chair of the Firm’s National Real Estate Group, Co-lead of the Projects Group, and has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer and expert in energy, environmental law and property development. He concentrates his practice on the development, acquisition, disposition and financing of infrastructure facilities, with a particular focus on the energy sector,  across Canada and, with the assistance of local counsel, in the United States and internationally.

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Lexpert names five Miller Thomson Partners as leading infrastructure lawyers

Lexpert has published their annual Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Among the diverse group of Lexpert-ranked practitioners serving the Infrastructure sector in the 2017 edition are: Aaron Atcheson, London Normand D’Amour, Montréal John Doolan, Vancouver...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson partners named among Canada’s leading energy lawyers

Three Miller Thomson lawyers are recognized in Lexpert’s 2016 Special Edition on Energy, published in the October issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. The edition includes articles on current trends and events and a list of Lexpert-ranked lawyers who provide...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Lexpert recognizes seven Miller Thomson lawyers as leading energy lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that seven of its lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy. Published annually, the guide identifies Canada’s top energy lawyers on the basis of extensive peer...

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Lexpert names Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers

Five Miller Thomson lawyers have been selected for inclusion in Lexpert’s 2014 edition, Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Published in the November issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, the following of the firm’s lawyers are included in...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for expertise in energy law by Lexpert

Congratulations to Miller Thomson and five of its lawyers who are included in Lexpert‘s November 2013 “Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in the October 25th issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business,...

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Aaron Atcheson interviewed in Lexpert’s Leading Energy Lawyers special edition

The article appears in the November 2013 issue. Click here to view.

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Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson selected by Lexpert as “Lawyers to Watch”

We are pleased to announce that Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson were recently selected as Lawyers to Watch in the Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Both Andy and Aaron were recognized as one...

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Aaron Atcheson presents “I Fought the Law, But the Law Won: Legal Restrictions on Employing New Technologies in Energy from Waste Facilities” at the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference.

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Aaron Atcheson presents at the Canadian Wind Energy Association Annual Conference on the topic of “M&A in Dangerous Times”.

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Aaron Atcheson speaks at the World Wind Energy Conference on “The WTO, the Wind Sector and Green Job Creation Incentives Across Jurisdictions”.

Aaron will join 350 speakers from more than 40 countries at the Caribbean region’s first-ever international wind forum and other renewable energy sources. The conference is targeted at professionals from the academic sector and industry, from developing and developed countries,...

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Aaron Atcheson speaks at the Canadian Wind Energy Association Annual Conference on “Heavenly Hosts: Creating Support Through Host Community Benefit Agreements”.

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Aaron Atcheson speaks at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference in Vancouver.

For more on our CleanTech group, please click here. To read Aaron’s full biography, click here.

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Aaron Atcheson speaks on Environmental Considerations on Energy and Infrastructure Projects at the London Club, in association with the Ontario Bar Association.

This program will address environmental considerations relating to energy and infrastructure projects.  When are federal and provincial environmental assessment requirements relevant?  What has been the impact of the Green Energy Act?  When do you need a renewable energy approval and...

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Aaron Atcheson is a panel moderator during the Tremblant Venture Summit which takes place from May 3 to 5, 2011.

The topic of the panel is “CleanTech 20/20 – What Lessons Can New CleanTech Sector Entrants Take from Recent CleanTech Stars?”

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Aaron Atcheson is featured in the article “Cleantech Companies Vie for Limited Funding” in the Globe and Mail on Wednesday, July 21st.

To read the full article, please click here.

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Aaron Atcheson speaks at the Growing the Margins Conference about “Ontario’s Green Energy Act: Challenges and Opportunities” in London March 8-10.

For information on how to attend Aaron Atcheson’s presention please visit the Growing the Margins web site or download the flyer for the conference.

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Aaron Atcheson moderates the Wind Water Sun Renewable technologies Conference and speaks about “Government Programs” in London on March 2.

For information on how to attend the Wind Water Sun Renewable Technologies Conference, please view the flyer.

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Responding to Inspections and Incident Investigation

Miller Thomson hosts the Environmental Law Update, “Responding to Inspections and Incident Investigation,” on March 28th at Cambridge City Hall. Please click here to register.

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Green Buildings: Problems & Solutions

Miller Thomson’s CleanTech group speaks on Green Buildings.

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Aaron Atcheson, Tony Crossman and John Tidball present a seminar on environmental and cleantech developments, in Toronto on November 26.

A Complimentary Miller Thomson Breakfast Seminar on Environmental and Cleantech Developments Thursday, November 26, 2009 Miller Thomson Scotia Plaza 40 King Street West, Suite 5800 Toronto 7:45 am – 8:15 am – Registration and Breakfast 8:15 am – 10:00 am...

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The Edmonton Office is hosting “Environmental Law in Alberta: What’s New and Notable” Breakfast Seminar on November 19th

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The Vancouver Office hosts a “CleanTech, Green Energy & Environmental Update” seminar on November 18.

Our keynote speaker is Paul Kluckner, Environment Canada’s Regional Director General for the Pacific and Yukon region.  Other topics on the agenda include: CleanTech Opportunities Environmental Update Independent Power Producers and Wind Farm Opportunities Regulation of Renewable Energy and BC’s...

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“Green” Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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“Green” Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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Solicitors’ Negligence Case Incorporates Scary Diligence Assumptions for Real Estate Lawyers

The recent Superior Court of Justice decision Dobara Properties Limited et al. v. Arnone et al., 2016 ONSC 3599 (CanLII) (“Dobara“) has potentially alarming implications for real estate lawyers’ practice with respect to the scope of their diligence and reporting...

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Water Power: A new spin on an old concept expanding hydro-electricity in Ontario

Water Canada, January/February 2016, p. 31

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Ontario’s GHG Emissions Cap and Trade System: Program Announced with Details to Follow

In December 2009, the Ontario legislature passed the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, providing the legislative framework needed for a cap and trade system, and regulations were prepared to fill out these requirements.  The Province had...

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Seeing Red Tape

Water Canada, May/June 2014

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Turtles One, Turbines Zero

The Ostrander Decision The slowest doesn’t always finish last. At least that was one lesson learned in July 2013 when the Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) delivered an unprecedented decision in Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County v. Director, Ministry of...

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

HazMat Management Magazine, Summer 2013

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The Ins and Outs of IP

WaterCanada, March/April 2012, 26-28

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Lasting a Lifetime: The ABCs of water infrastructure warranties

WaterCanada, November/December 2011

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Leclanché selected for first energy storage project in US

Counsel to Leclanché S.A.

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Saturn Power Inc. acquires 49% interest in solar project portfolio

Counsel to Saturn Power Inc.

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Grasshopper Solar affiliate completes acquisition and project finance of three solar energy facility portfolios

Counsel to GSC Solar Fund I Inc., Grasshopper Solar Corporation’s commercial asset fund

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Leclanché secures US$28.9 million purchase order for landmark Canadian energy storage project

Counsel to Leclanché S.A.

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