Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7371
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1996
Dalhousie University
BA (Honours), 1992
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1998

Overview

Scott’s practice focuses exclusively on advising Canadian pension funds and their asset managers on structuring investments and other activities around the world to comply with the pension fund’s unique governing legislation and applicable Canadian pension legislation. He routinely acts as lead pension investment counsel on both domestic and international acquisitions in the areas of private equity, infrastructure and real estate, as well as fund investments, platform investments and co-investments, for many of Canada’s most respected pension funds including CPP Investments (formerly Canada Pension Plan Investment Board), Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, OMERS, OMERS Infrastructure, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, OPTrust and Oxford Properties.

Outside of his legal practice, Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, as well as the Co-Chair of its Strategy Committee and a member of its Finance, Analytics and Risk Committee. Dixon Hall is a city-building agency which annually serves more than 10,000 Torontonians in need through well-known programs including the Out of the Cold Shelter Program, Meals on Wheels and the Dixon Hall Music School in Regent Park. He is also Co-Lead of Torys’ involvement in the LAWS High School Mentoring Program which supports high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education.

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Recognition

Chambers Canada—Recognized practitioner in pensions and benefits (2020); leading lawyer in pensions and benefits (2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in employee benefits law (2021)

Insights

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