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Arthur J. Peltomaa


Research and Legal Opinion Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.5755

The firm's Opinions Counsel, Arthur Peltomaa provides advice and assistance to lawyers and clients of the firm and to members of the profession generally, including corporate general counsel and their staff.

Art prepares legal opinions and analyzes and finds solutions for intricate and challenging legal issues in both transactional and litigation contexts. He advises with respect to the structure and design of domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and insolvency restructurings.

Art's practice ranges from the delivery of opinions and advice on corporate governance and shareholder dispute matters to assistance with the design of innovative transaction structures. He has a special interest in issues relating to lawyers' professional responsibility and conflict of interest regulation.

A former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario and a former teaching fellow at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Art has also worked as a consultant to the Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Art is the author of Annual Review of Corporate Law (Carswell, 1996), a book on developments in Canadian corporate law, and has written papers and articles on a broad range of legal topics. He is recognized in Lexpert's Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada.

Select Experience

  • Research In Motion Limited in connection with its $150 million acquisition of Certicom Corp.
  • CIBC Mellon Trust Company, Computershare Trust Company and BNY Trust Company, in connection with the $35 billion restructuring of the third party ABCP in accordance with The Montreal Proposal.
  • Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with the sale of Movie Distribution Income Fund's 49 percent indirect interest in Motion Picture Distribution LP. 

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Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Arthur J. Peltomaa, received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2006, Lexpert Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada

    Arthur J. Peltomaa, rated Top 100 Creative Lawyers in Canada

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