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Mail-room mix-up: How 30¢ o-rings became a $90,000 fine

Riyaz Dattu talks to The Globe and Mail about the case of a company fined for violating international sanctions. He says, “In the past, we used to have [rules] on the books but it was rare for charges to be laid.” 

Apr 15, 2014

Osler off to a flying start

Emeline Magnier, of Droit inc writes about the success of Osler’s first quarter of 2014 in the area of mergers and acquisitions and the firm’s overall rankings. 

Apr 7, 2014

North America slow to reverse renewables projects, but its turn will come soon

The future of wind and solar projects is uncertain as politicians consider their own political futures. North America has been slow to follow the route of many European countries but politicians have at their disposal the same methods employed in Europe. 

Apr 4, 2014

True Story: Top Lawyers Are Best in Class

Franchise Times, April 2014, has named Jennifer Dolman a “Canadian Legal Eagle” in the litigation category. Jennifer represents franchisors. Legal Eagles are “superior attorneys, selected from nominations by their clients and peers.” 

April 2014

Energy Watch: Ottawa tax plan puts oil patch investment at risk

Toronto’s BNN has noted that Osler’s tax law group estimated that if Ottawa’s tax plan regarding the oil patch investment budget proposal goes through as planned, multinational firms that use treaty shopping could see withholding tax on dividends jump to as much as 25%, from about 5% currently. 

Apr 3, 2014

IP Practice Receives Tier 1 Ranking in Copyright

Managing Intellectual Property has presented its annual ranking of the world’s leading copyright firms, “as the area grows in importance globally,” it states. The publication  is well-recognized internationally as a highly respected source of news and analysis on IP developments worldwide.

Apr 2, 2014

Osler tops Q1 2014 Canadian M&A Legal Advisor League Tables

The Q1 2014 legal advisory league tables have been published and Osler has once again maintained a top position in the rankings.

April 2014

Osler Receives Lexology Client Choice Award 2014 for Alberta

Osler is proud to be the exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice Award 2014 for Alberta (formerly ILO Client Choice Awards).

April 2014

Shawn Denstedt Q.C., Partner, Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal

Congratulations to Shawn Denstedt Q.C., Partner, Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal - recipient of the Individual Client Choice Award 2014 for Environment for Alberta and the overall Canada Award.  

April 2014

Danna Donald succeeds at high-level infrastructure law with practical negotiating skills

Danna Donald, Partner, Commercial began her law career working for Osler in its corporate/financial services group, acquiring her first project finance experience. Over time, she transitioned to the firm’s national construction and infrastructure practice.

March 2014