Ian Arellano

Toronto: 416.865.7997
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1986


Ian Arellano is co-head of Torys' International Initiative and partner in Torys' Capital Markets Practice. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licensing and other contractual matters and is active in the mining and financial services sector.

He has represented Sherritt, Inmet, ArcelorMittal, Xstrata, AREVA, Vale, Inco, Noranda Inc. Falconbridge Limited, The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, The Bank of Montreal, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Clarica Life Insurance Company, Microsoft Corporation, ICI PLC and Unilever PLC.

Mandates have included complex multijurisdictional transactions and have spanned a broad range of business sectors, including banking, insurance, wealth management, mining, hi-tech, consumer products, automotive and industrial products. Ian has been involved in transactions in numerous countries, including the United States, China, India, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Greece, the United Kingdom, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Cayman Islands.

Representative Work

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Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law (2013-2017)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR 1000:The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Rising star in capital markets (2017)

Lexology and the International Law Office’s Client Choice Award—M&A, Ontario (2014-2016)

Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal Canada—Leading Lawyer in Mining (2015-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2011-2014)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate mid-market (2011-2015); corporate commercial law, M&A (2013-2017); and mining (2014-2017)

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law (2011)


Royalty Agreements and Streaming Transactions

Speaker, Osgoode Professional Development, Certificate in Mining Law

GFC Conference “Mining and Investment Latin America” (Lima, Peru)



Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Ian was a partner at another Toronto firm, where he was the national head of its private transactions group.