Arden Beddoes

Telephone: 604.283.9024

Arden has a broad civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex commercial and public law disputes, and appeals. He has appeared as lead counsel before all levels of court in British Columbia and Ontario.

Arden has litigated disputes related to contracts, financing arrangements, commercial leases, real estate, shareholder agreements, defamation, insolvency, and copyright. Arden also acts in significant administrative and public law cases involving government liability and constitutional rights. He has represented interveners in a variety of public and constitutional law cases.

Arden is a frequent speaker and commentator on a range of legal issues, including copyright and freedom of expression, and public law.

He received his law degree from the University of Toronto and holds an honours degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University. Before law school, he was an investment banker in New York.

Arden was called to the Ontario bar in 2012 and to the British Columbia bar in 2015. Prior to joining Arvay Finlay, he clerked at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including on the Commercial List. He then practiced for two and a half years at a leading commercial litigation boutique in Toronto, followed by three years at a prominent commercial firm in Vancouver.

Recent representations include:


  • University of Toronto (J.D., 2011)

  • Brown University (B.A. Hons., 2005, Academic All-Ivy)