Linda Robinson, a retired partner in the Corporate Practice Group and immediate past-Chair of the firm’s National Business Law Department is a five-time Commercial Law Training Program volunteer returning to co-instruct the International Senior Lawyers Project programs in Zambia and South Africa. Launched in Johannesburg in 2004, the ISLP is a global pro bono program organization that provides practical skills training by experienced lawyers, pro bono, in the fundamentals of commercial law and its practice to small firm lawyers and solo practitioners.
National Edition, Volume 21, No. 12, December 2013
Michael Fekete was quoted extensively in a Canadian Lawyer InHouse article on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, noting that companies need to “put compliance planning at the top of the agenda.”
Dec 10, 2013
In this December 9, 2013 article by Julius Melnitzer, published by Law Times, Laura Fric, Partner, Litigation and Steven Cline, the firm’s first career development officer, provide an overview on the growing significance and importance in assisting associates with their career paths, whether they are aiming for a traditional career path or choosing to follow a non-legal business career.
Dec 9, 2013
Michael Fekete talks to The Globe and Mail about Canada’s new anti-spam law, saying, “We’ve got this disconnect between what the new law requires and what organizations have done in terms of building their mailing lists.”
Dec 5, 2013
Asian investment in Canada’s oil sands sector, which plummeted this year, will gain momentum in 2014, with sovereign wealth funds rather than state-owned enterprises taking the lead, industry officials said late Wednesday.
Dec 5, 2013
Canada’s biggest capital markets regulator is preparing rules that would allow equity crowdfunding for the first time, something early-stage companies have been clamouring for as a cheaper alternative to IPOs.
Dec 4, 2013
Mahmud Jamal and Michelle Lally of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Canadian Bankers Association in a case brought by the Commissioner of Competition against Visa’s and MasterCard’s honour-all-cards and no-surcharge rules and MasterCard’s no-discrimination rule. This was the first time the Competition Tribunal considered the amended price maintenance provision in the Competition Act since it came into force in 2009. The Competition Tribunal dismissed the Commissioner’s application.
Osler has a long and proud history of providing a stimulating environment for influential lawyers and business leaders. While many of our greatest legal minds have chosen to stay at Osler, a number of our colleagues and friends have also moved on to other career opportunities.
Dec 2, 2013
One of the key drivers of the growth in tax litigation is the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR). Enacted in 1988, GAAR has been used by CRA much more in the second half of its history. “What they consider ‘abusive’ has changed,” says Al Meghji, Partner, Taxation.
Osler is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers from our Litigation Department have been recognized in Canada’s Leading 2013 Ranked Litigation Lawyers (Lexpert Special Edition Report on Business, December 2013), confirming once again the knowledge and expertise of this accomplished Litigation Department.