Recognized since 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Corporate Governance Practice
Jesse Ahuja is a partner at MEP Business Counsel. As a member of the firm since its founding, Jesse has focused exclusively on the formation, financing and mergers & acquisitions of private enterprises. While his clients span a broad range of industries (technology, manufacturing, logistics, professional services, hospitality, food & beverage, e-commerce, retail and financial services, among others), the underlying commonality is that all are privately held growth companies or their investors (private equity/venture capital).
Jesse also regularly advises on complex strategic transactions, partnerships, joint ventures and commercial relationships, both domestically and cross-border.
Prior to joining MEP, Jesse practiced corporate and securities law in the Vancouver office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, advising large public and private corporate clients on mergers, asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, and public and private financing. He has also advised public issuers on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations, including ongoing securities law compliance advice to TSX and TSX-V listed issuers.
- Royal Centre, Suite 1750
1055 West Georgia Street
P.O. Box 11125
Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3
- University of Ottawa, LL.B, graduated 2007
- British Columbia, 2008
- Ontario, 2016
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2023 for work in:
- Corporate Governance Practice
"I’ve worked closely with Jesse for nearly a decade. I consider him a trusted partner and an exceptionally talented attorney; he provides meaningful guidance while ensuring his clients remain agile."
- Nick Bozikis (Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
"Jesse is well known and trusted among Vancouver’s community of entrepreneurs as smart, driven, and practical, with tremendous business acumen. He’s generous with his time and is quick to open his invaluable network, without expectation of anything in return."
- Ray Walia (Launch Academy), Vancouver, BC
"Jesse always ensures a thorough understanding of our business objectives and skillfully manages multiple mandates in parallel while adapting to our changing needs. He gets the job done to the highest standards; we consider him part of our team."
- David Berliner (CoPower Inc.), Toronto,
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