Peter D. Ballantyne

Peter D. Ballantyne

Senior Counsel
Toronto: 416.865.7521
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1983
University of Toronto
BA (Honours, Business Administration), 1979
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1985


Peter Ballantyne’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on private equity. Peter advises both sponsors and institutional investors in the structuring and negotiation of private equity funds, co-investment transactions, management spin-outs, and restructurings. He also advises private equity investors in buying and selling private equity fund interests in the secondary market, and in establishing carried interest plans and co-investment plans for their employees.

Peter has acted for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, OMERS Private Equity, OMERS Strategic Investors, Northleaf Capital Partners, AIMCo, Saskatchewan Municipal Employees Pension Fund and corporate pension plans in structuring and negotiating their investments in numerous U.S., Canadian, European and Asian private equity funds. In addition, he has advised Northleaf Capital Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, Caledon Capital Management and other fund sponsors in establishing and raising capital for buyout, distressed and infrastructure funds and funds of funds.


Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and private funds law (2010-2018)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in private equity and corporate commercial law (2010-2017)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal—Leading lawyer in private funds (2010-2015); business (2014)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in private funds (2010-2015)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading Canadian lawyer in private equity: fund formation (2010-2012)


Current terms: private equity funds

Speaker, 12th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, American Bar Association Business Law Section, London, U.K.

Professional Involvement

Peter was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, from 1997 to 1999. He practised in Torys’ office in London, England, from 1987 to 1989.


Peter was a director of Ontario Special Olympics from 1995 to 2004, and President from 2000 to 2002.