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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

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

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

Managing IP World Survey Results for Trade Mark Work Published

Managing IP has now published the second part of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms in the world for trade mark work and has named Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as one of the leading IP firms in Canada in their 2015 annual Trade mark prosecution and Trade mark/copyright contentious. The firm earned a spot among the top eight firms in Canada. 

Mar 10, 2015

Four Osler clients recognized at the Canadian Dealmakers awards 2014

Osler congratulates its clients – Tim Hortons Inc., OpenText Corp., Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. – for winning Canadian Dealmakers awards at the 2014 gala. 

Mar 6, 2015