Ariane Young

Ariane Young is a partner with a practice focused on business law, corporate finance and general corporate commercial transactions involving both private and public companies. A large portion of Ariane's legal practice involves emerging issuers that are either planning to list on an exchange or to merge their business with a larger entity. Ariane joined TingleMerrett LLP in July 2006. Prior to joining TingleMerrett, Ariane started her career in 1993 at a large, Alberta based law firm, where she spent 11 years becoming a corporate commercial partner after six years. An additional two years from 2004 to 2006 were spent at another large Calgary-based law firm.

Ariane has extensive experience in assisting clients with financing, private and public corporate acquisitions and business combinations, Qualifying Transactions, share and asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate restructurings, amalgamations, reorganizations, corporate governance and other business transactions. She acts as corporate secretary to a number of her clients, and works closely with the Boards and management of certain clients on various key matters. Her clients are involved in a variety of business activities, including conventional oil and gas, oil sands development, industrial technology, biotechnology, software development, medical services, professional services, portfolio management and corporate finance.

Ariane obtained her law degree (LLB) from the University of British Columbia in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Calgary in 1990. Ariane is an instructor for the annual TSX Venture Success Workshops.

Ariane makes time to stay in shape, ski, hike, take horse riding lessons (jumping), and chase her two young boys around hockey arenas and other sporting venues. Other passions which don't get as much attention include scuba diving, travel, attending opera and entertaining friends.


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta

Call Date

  • Alberta, 1994


  • 1990 University of Calgary (B.A.)
  • 1993 University of British Columbia (LL.B.)