Pio Araneta



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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2021)
  • JD (Manitoba, 2020)
  • BA (McGill, 2015)

Pio is an associate lawyer practising with the firm’s business law group in Winnipeg.

Pio practises in the area of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and reorganizations. Pio has experience preparing, negotiating and advising on various types of corporate and commercial agreements and relationships. He has acted on behalf of a wide range of various national and international businesses across a wide array of industries, providing legal advice and services relating to corporate and commercial operations, corporate governance, purchase and sale transactions and larger mergers. He also has experience providing clients with advice relating to corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Pio employs a pragmatic, results-oriented approach to delivering legal services to clients.

Pio completed his articles with MLT Aikins and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba. Prior to law school, Pio completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University and worked with various start-ups in marketing and digital communications roles.

  • Pitblado Scholarship, Dean’s Honour List 1L, University of Manitoba (2017-2018)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, Contracts Course Section Award, University of Manitoba (2017-2018)
  • McGill Arts Research Internship Award (2013)
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Communications co-ordinator, Robson Hall Environmental Law Group (2017-2019)
  • Tutor, Robson Hall Academic Support (2019)
  • Volunteer, University of Manitoba Community Legal Centre (2018)
  • Campaign manager, Creating Hopes Canada (2015-2016)