Ben Fickling

Ben is an associate in Osler’s Corporate Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Ben received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Queen’s University, where he worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for Professor Robert Yalden. In his graduating year, Ben received the Dean’s Key Award for his academic achievements and contributions to the Queen’s Faculty of Law.

In 2023, Ben completed a five-month secondment to the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission. In this role, he was involved in the oversight of M&A transactions on a real-time basis and other related matters involving public companies. He also participated in several policy projects including proposed amendments to the early warning regime and Multilateral Instrument 61-101.

Ben joined the firm as a summer student in 2020 and completed his articles with the firm in 2022.

Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

    Private to public and back again

    Canadian initial public offering (IPO) activity boomed from 2018 to 2021, with transaction volumes peaking in 2021.

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    Private to public and back again

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Sep 14, 2022

    Osler welcomes the 2022 first-year associates to the Toronto office

    Osler Toronto is pleased to welcome the following first-year associates:

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Community Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member-at-Large
  • MBA Student Executive Council, Vice President
  • Law Students’ Society, Student Senator
  • Queen’s Faculty of Law, Academic Tutor


Speaking and Writing

Published Work

  • Presented on ‘Novel offerings in Canadian corporate finance’ for a University of Toronto Global Professional LLM corporate finance class



  • Queen’s University, J.D.
  • Queen’s University, M.B.A.
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours)


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association