Osler is a leading business law firm practising nationally and internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. Our clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. We have built our reputation on our commitment to our clients’ success and the experience, expertise and collaborative approach for which we are recognized. We believe that our success is a reflection of our clients’ success.
Who We Are
Osler is recognized for the breadth and depth of its practice in business law and is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top firms. We have leading lawyers in the specialized areas that allow our clients to succeed in their business objectives and deep industry expertise in the various sectors of the North American economy. We strive to provide innovative, solution-oriented advice in a practical and cost effective manner.
With more than 400 lawyers working together from offices across Canada in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal and Ottawa and our office in New York, we undertake mandates that cross Canada’s provincial borders as well as mandates that cross international borders. Increasingly, our clients are looking for seamless legal support across the United States - Canada border and we are well positioned to offer this support in the areas sought most often by our clients.
We are known for providing business critical advice and counsel in transformational transactions and litigation for some of the world’s largest enterprises. We also provide advice and counsel to mid-size and start-up enterprises and on smaller sized matters. Thanks to our clients, we have deep expertise in a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, construction, energy, franchise, health, infrastructure, life sciences, mining, private equity, real estate, technology and telecommunications.
For more information on our expertise, see our Expertise section.
How We Work
We work with our clients to ensure that we provide the advice they need at good value. We recognize that our clients expect us to deliver on our value proposition. We work to understand our clients’ expectations at the outset so that we can tailor our services to those expectations. In doing so, we benefit from our significant investment in training, customized project and knowledge management resources and technology.
We understand the importance of being familiar with our clients’ businesses and industries and of aligning our work to support their business objectives. We know that we perform best when we integrate our advice within the context of the business imperatives facing our clients, combining our efforts to assist our clients in overcoming their challenges and achieving their goals.
By engaging Osler, our clients gain access to the expertise and experience they need from the best of our firm. Our “one firm” approach is based on teamwork and collaboration to deliver superior legal advice efficiently and effectively for our clients.
Clients first: Our clients are our foremost priority and their interests come first with us. We invest in understanding their businesses and objectives and provide them with timely, efficient and practical advice. We seek to deliver more value than our clients expect by working with them as part of an integrated team.
One firm: Our approach internally is client-focused and collegial, enabling us to deliver the power of “one firm” to our clients. We believe that teamwork and collaboration across practice groups and offices results in the innovative, solution-oriented advice that will best help our clients succeed.
Integrity: We deal honestly, openly and professionally with our clients and with each other. This dedication to integrity is fundamental to our strength as a firm and to upholding the reputations of our clients.
Expertise and excellence: We believe the exceptional expertise of our people and the standard of excellence that we work to are at the core of our services. As a result, we are committed to attracting and developing leading legal experts who are intellectually curious, motivated problem-solvers and who recognize and benefit from the power that comes from working within our client-focused, collaborative environment.