Ben Keen


Ben's practice encompasses all aspects of securities and corporate law, with a focus on public and private financings, investment fund formation and distribution, investment management, private equity and regulatory compliance.

He advises underwriters and public and private issuers, as well as investment fund managers, portfolio managers and investment dealers in connection with registration matters and the establishment, operation and administration of publicly offered and privately placed investment funds and private equity products. These include pooled funds, hedge funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, other alternative investment vehicles and the placement of securities in Canada of foreign issuers.

He also advises Canadian and international private equity firms and private equity investors in connection with structuring, regulatory requirements and advising on the terms of offerings.

Ben also advises on domestic and cross-border M&A.


  • PayBright Inc., one of Canada’s leading buy-now-pay-later providers, in connection with its $340 million acquisition by Affirm, Inc., a leading U.S.-based “buy now, pay later” platform.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer adjudicator, Matthew House Refugee Hearing Program

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2013
  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012
  • BA, (Honours), York University, 2009