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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

Mitchell Finkelstein passed deal tips to fraternity friend, OSC rules

Osler’s Larry Ritchie comments on the high-profile Ontario Securities Commission victory that saw Mitchell Finkelstein, a former Bay Street lawyer, prosecuted for violating insider trading rules. The decision marks one of the few times a Canadian regulator has successfully prosecuted a so-called market gatekeeper for insider tipping and trading. 

Mar 25, 2015

Chambers 2015: Hot topics dominate the competition law landscape

Competition and antitrust lawyer Peter Glossop chats with the Financial Post about national security reviews, a recent hot-button competition law issue. “These reviews have proved to more of a potential roadblock to foreign investment than anticipated when the legislation came into force almost six years ago,” Glossop said.

Mar 25, 2015

Canada sets new rules on review of takeovers

Peter Glossop speaks with The Wall Street Journal about new rules that allow for a longer review period for takeovers believed to pose a risk to national security as well as new dollar-figure thresholds for triggering reviews of other deals.

Mar 25, 2015

The hackers have gotten in. Now what?

Speaking with InHouse magazine, Osler’s Adam Kardash discusses the challenges of addressing cyber security risks and data breaches in the age of “data ubiquity.” “That doesn’t mean it can’t be overcome, it just requires more vigilant data governance.”

Mar 23, 2015

Ontario overtime class actions: A map for certification?

In an article penned for Canadian Employment Law Today, Osler's Laura Fric and Lauren Tomasich discuss the case law surrounding overtime class actions in Ontario, walking readers through the Baroch v. Canada Cartage case. 

Mar 20, 2015

Regulators take notice of pension de-risking

Carol Buckmann, a pensions and benefits lawyer in Osler’s New York office, discusses pension de-risking with Treasury & Risk, offering tips to plan sponsors and emphasizing the importance of complete disclosure. 

Mar 18, 2015

Canadian banking veteran Gord Nixon pans IMF plan for oversight

Osler’s Stephen Clark comments on why it makes sense to keep some separation between the government and regulators when it comes to ensuring the stability of Canada’s financial system. 

Mar 16, 2015

Osler recognized as a leading firm in Chambers Global 2015

Osler is pleased to be recognized as a leading law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global, with 70 lawyers featured across 23 practice areas. 

Mar 12, 2015