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About Annika

Annika practises in all areas of Canadian and international income tax law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings, private equity, and investment products and asset management. She has worked with major Canadian and international clients in diverse industries. Annika also regularly advises pension funds on their private equity, infrastructure, energy, hedge fund, real estate and other investments, both in Canada and abroad. 

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  • IGM Financial Inc. in connection with its purchase of an approximately 20.5% equity interest in Rockefeller Capital Management for US$622-million

  • Starlight Investments in connection with the proposed going private transaction with Northview Properties REIT by way of unitholder- and court-approved arrangement valued at C$4.8-billion announced in February 2020

  • Power Financial Corporation on its C$1.65-billion repurchase and cancellation of common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering into Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s C$2-billion substantial issuer bid, and Power Corporation of Canada on its C$1.35-billion repurchase and cancellation of subordinate voting shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering of common shares into Power Financial Corporation’s substantial issuer bid

  • Hudson's Bay Company in connection with its C$2-billion privatization transaction with a shareholder group led by the Company's Executive Chairman

  • Various pension plans and other institutional investors on their private equity, debt, real estate, and infrastructure fund investments

  • Private equity sponsors on Canadian investment and acquisition transactions, including Providence Equity

Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Tax Law)

Professional Activities

Annika is a former chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation – Young Practitioners Steering Committee (Toronto).

Annika is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker : Introduction to Inbound Investments
    Canadian Tax Foundation, Young Practitioners National Conference (on-line), Toronto, Ontario, September 9, 2021.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2017
JD, University of Toronto – 2016
BA (Hon.), Ivey Business School, Western University – 2013

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