Foreign Investment/Investment Canada: Overview
Osler’s Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group has been involved in some of the most significant and challenging transactions involving investments by non-Canadian parties in leading Canadian companies. These transactions raise unique challenges that require in-depth expertise and judgment which few firms can offer. Our market leading cross-border M&A deal flow and our lawyers’ deep experience make us a leader in this area.
- We provide pragmatic and strategic advice and a practical, solution-oriented approach to advising clients and dealing with government agencies.
- We have unsurpassed experience and expertise as a result of our involvement in numerous strategic investments in key Canadian industries where challenging foreign investment issues arise including energy/natural resources, technology, cultural/media industries, mining, manufacturing, financial services and infrastructure.
- We have helped several state-controlled investors to navigate the Canadian government’s guidelines for investment by state-owned enterprises, and have advised numerous parties on the potential application of Canada’s national security review regime that was introduced in 2009.
Our market-leading expertise and practical, business-oriented and value-added approach have won us external recognition as leaders in this increasingly critical area of business law legal practice. In addition to noting our “highly effective approach,” Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers ranks Osler as one of the leading Canadian firms. According to Chambers, clients describe us “a strong crew of true quality professionals.” Clients also stress our team approach, referencing “a whole cast of leading actors, not just one star with a number of supporting roles.”