Kevin Johnson, KC

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Kevin Johnson, KC

Kevin Johnson, KC



Kevin Johnson’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters, acting for a variety of participants in capital markets transactions. He has acted for issuers, selling shareholders, independent committees of boards of directors and investment dealers in public and private offerings of securities, related-party transactions, corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Johnson has significant experience in cross-border public offerings and both friendly and hostile takeovers. He also advises on corporate governance and securities compliance matters.

Mr. Johnson has been a partner since 1988. He previously served as a member of the executive committee and as head of the securities group for Macleod Dixon, one of our predecessor firms in Canada.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Toronto, 1979

  • Alberta 1981
  • Ontario 1981
  • International Financial Law Review 1000, Canada: Private equity; Mergers and acquisitions (Highly Regarded), 2017-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, 2006-2024; Corporate Governance Practice, 2023-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021-2023: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions; 2021: recommended in Corporate Mid-Market 
  • Acritas Stars 2019-2021 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer" 
  • Chambers Canada, Alberta: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2021
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada - Energy, M&A 2020
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Corporate/M&A, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Mergers & Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2011