Q2 League Tables: Energy fuels a market revival
A pick-up of deals in the energy sector led to a nice upward swing in business for Canada’s biggest law firms writes Drew Hasselback in the July 23, 2014 edition of the Legal Post, National Post. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP was one of two firms topping the league table of Canadian legal advisors to issuers on combined debt and equity deals according to Financial Post data. With 18 deals worth a combined $7.21-billion, Osler was first in terms of deal flow and second in terms of deal value.
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Target-Benefit Plans in Canada - An Innovation Worth Expanding
Jana Steele has co-authored the new report for the C.D. Howe Institute along with Angela Mazerolle and Mel Bartlett. The report challenges pension reforms and calls for amendments to pension standards legislation to allow for single-employer target-benefit plans (TBPs).
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Watch Jana’s interview with BNN about the advantages of target-benefit plans.
New white paper: Food Product Liability in Canada
Our Food Products Group explores five of the most frequent triggers for food, beverage and health product-related litigation and offers suggestions to minimize legal risk.
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Land rulings a clear message to Ottawa, provinces: It’s time to govern
Tom Isaac, Partner and leader of the firm’s Aboriginal Law Group, discusses two significant decisions regarding Aboriginal title and treaty rights in this July 21, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail. While both decisions appear quite different in terms of provinces, facts and outcomes, they are actually consistent. Both decisions affirm that governments bear the burden of balancing aboriginal and non-aboriginal interests fairly and reasonably and confirm that governments have the tools to govern.
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine
In its highly anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. released this week, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that plaintiffs in securities class actions could continue to rely on the “fraud-on-the-market” presumption.
Provincial Jurisdiction Confirmed Regarding Treaty Rights
In Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources), also known as the Keewatin Decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed that provinces have the power to take up treaty lands for resource development projects and other purposes consistent with provincial jurisdiction.
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