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Osler partners with Calgary’s RESOLVE campaign

Osler is proud to partner with the RESOLVE campaign to help end Calgary’s affordable housing crisis. Rather than host its customary Calgary Stampede event, Osler has made a four-year commitment to the local initiative, contributing $325,000 to the Horizon Housing Society. 

Apr 17, 2015

Canadian banks are offering Apple Pay in the U.S. – so why isn’t it on home soil yet?

Kashif Zaman, a partner in Osler’s Financial Services group, comments on the mobile payment industry, noting that while the current system may not be perfect from a risk perspective, services such as Apple Pay are here to stay. 

Apr 8, 2015

IP Practice Receives Tier 1 Ranking for Copyright

Managing Intellectual Property has recently published the third section of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms in the world. We are pleased to announce that Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has been rated a Tier 1 ranking for copyright, reflecting the firm’s standing in the market over several years. 

Apr 6, 2015

Private equity rising in Canada

In Lexpert’s April 2015 cover story, Montréal managing partner Shahir Guindi discusses Canada’s diverse private-equity market, which is steadily gaining strength.

April 2015

Riyaz Dattu appointed to Governing Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association

Osler’s Riyaz Dattu has been appointed by the Canadian Bar Association to serve as its representative to the Governing Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association. Acting as a liaison between the two organizations, he will provide input on a variety of professional and educational initiatives. 

Apr 1, 2015

Jennifer Dolman and Gillian Scott recognized as Franchise Times Legal Eagles

Congratulations to Osler franchise litigation partners Jennifer Dolman and Gillian Scott on their recognition as 2015 Franchise Times Legal Eagles. 

Apr 1, 2015

Regulators propose extension of Canadian takeover bid period to 120 days

Chatting with the National Post, Robert Yalden, co-chair of Osler’s M&A Group, discusses proposed amendments to Canada’s securities laws that would give companies more time to fend off hostile takeover bids. 

Mar 31, 2015

Regulators unveil new rules for takeover bids

Securities lawyer Jeremy Fraiberg chats with The Globe and Mail about the CSA’s proposed new rules that will give boards of directors more time to respond to hostile takeover bids, but will not allow them to indefinitely turn away unwanted offers.

Mar 31, 2015

Business groups decry ‘laxity’ in certifying class actions

Osler’s Éric Préfontaine, co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions Group, discusses the so-called “laxity” in certifying class actions in Canada. According to analysis released by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, many certified class actions go on to settle, which means certification essentially guarantees a win for the plaintiffs. 

Mar 30, 2015

Finkelstein decision lays out roadmap for OSC prosecutors

Larry Ritchie, chair of Osler’s Risk Management and Crisis Response Group, discusses the Ontario Securities Commission’s decision in the Mitchell Finkelstein case. The OSC recently found Finkelstein and four other investment advisors to have engaged in insider tipping and trading. 

Mar 26, 2015