Barry S. Arbus, KC

Tel: 416 777 5423 Fax: 1 888 603 4592


Barry is a senior partner in our Business Law Group, with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, especially international transactions. He has represented both purchasers and vendors in numerous Canadian-based business transactions and acts as counsel to numerous European, American and international clients who are establishing businesses in Canada and acquiring Canadian-based operations. He also represents Canadian-based industries seeking to expand internationally.

Barry is a certified mediator and arbitrator and actively mediates and arbitrates business disputes.

Barry has served on the Board of Directors of several companies and a number of charitable organizations.


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Past President - International Alliance of Law Firms
  • International Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Queen Elizabeth Medal in Recognition for Community Service
  • Founding Director, Committee for Vietnamese Boat People
  • President, Kidney Foundation of Canada
  • Vice-President, Finance – Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  • Vice-President, Starlight Foundation of Canada
  • Lawyers Division, United Jewish Appeal
  • Chairman, Forest Hill Brown/Cottingham Baseball-Soccer Youth League
  • Top Fundraiser five successive years – Becel Ride for Heart
  • Board Member, Hypertension Canada


  • Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, 2005
  • LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1977
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1965
  • BA, University of Toronto, 1962


  • Queen’s Counsel, 1981
  • Ontario Bar, 1967