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Best Lawyers 2015 recognizes 139 Osler lawyers

We are excited to announce that seven Osler partners have each been named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2015. We are also pleased to announce that 139 of our lawyers have been identified by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 and The Best Lawyers in America 2015 as leading lawyers in their respective specialty areas. 

Aug 25, 2014

Credit unions boom under the radar in Canada’s patchwork regulatory system

With credit unions under pressure to ramp up disclosure and risk controls, Stephen Clark speaks with the Financial Post on the possibility of strengthening provincial regulation to enhance oversight of credit unions. 

Aug 23, 2014

Will lawsuit deter target-benefit plans?

In the August 18 edition of Law Times, Jana Steele discusses the adoption of target-benefit plans in Canada and the changes required to facilitate the development of such plans. 

Aug 18, 2014

Hommage à Purdy Crawford

Nous sommes profondément attristés par le décès de notre collège, ami et leader de longue date au sein de notre cabinet. Purdy était un homme remarquable à bien des égards : considéré par beaucoup comme le doyen émérite du droit des sociétés canadien, l’un des grands dirigeants d’entreprise au Canada, un chef de file éclairé du secteur des valeurs mobilières et un grand philanthrope.

Aug 13, 2014

Purdy Crawford 1931 – 2014

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has lost a colleague, loyal friend, mentor and leader with the passing of Purdy Crawford. Regarded as the dean of the legal world, a well-respected and trusted corporate leader, a visionary and thought leader in the Canadian securities industry, and a generous philanthropist, Purdy was the definition of a true renaissance man.  

Aug 12, 2014

Canadians embracing spam law with ‘unprecedented’ number of complaints

Adam Kardash speaks with Law Times about the sheer volume of complaints fielded by the CRTC in relation to Canada’s new anti-spam legislation and the wave of litigation that could follow once the provisions for a private right of action take effect in 2017.

Aug 11, 2014

SCC issues ‘big change’ to contract law – Sattva gives last word to trial judges, arbitrators

Mary Paterson speaks with Law Times about the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp., which found that arbitrators and trial judges should have the last word in most cases that turn on the interpretation of contracts. 

Aug 11, 2014

Class actions for exaggerated health claims on the rise: report

Following the release of the “Food Product Liability in Canada” white paper, Sonia Bjorkquist and Craig Lockwood speak with Canadian Lawyer about the surge in U.S. class actions – a trend that is creeping its way into Canada. 

Aug 7, 2014

Increased litigation exposure a growing threat to Canada’s food products industry

The food and beverage industry has long been a target for health and safety-related litigation, with U.S companies bearing the brunt of the legal action to date. As this type of litigation creeps into Canada, it is important that food product manufacturers and distributors north of the border understand the drivers of this trend towards increased exposure and are equipped with the most effective strategies to manage the risk.

August 6, 2014

Turf war: Women soccer players threaten to sue FIFA over artificial turf

Catherine Gleason-Mercier speaks with the National Post and CTVNews.ca about the recent legal challenge against ‘inferior’ artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Osler is the Canadian firm representing the athletes. 

Aug 6, 2014