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Call before you dig: Why Canada’s energy firms are increasingly calling on archaeologists

Osler partner Thomas Isaac discusses the important role archaeologists play in developing evidence in Aboriginal land title claims.

Aug 29, 2014

Feds have secret committee to review foreign investment, sources say

Peter Glossop comments on the Canadian government’s foreign-investment review process, which is under scrutiny for its lack of transparency, among other issues. 

Aug 27, 2014

World's third largest quick service restaurant company launched with two iconic and independent brands: Tim Hortons and Burger King

An agreement has been reached between Tim Hortons and Burger King to create the world’s third largest quick service restaurant company. Osler is legal counsel to Tim Hortons in this $12.5-billion merger. 

Aug 26, 2014

Tax inversion deals a boon for cross-border transaction lawyers

Speaking with the National Post, partners Emmanuel Pressman and Paul Seraganian discuss the inversion deal trend – a hot topic thanks to the merger of Tim Hortons and Burger King – offering insights from both sides of the border. 

Aug 26, 2014

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

Alberta Energy Regulator to manage environmental impact assessments

On October 1, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator will assume responsibility for provincial environmental impact assessments on energy projects. Martin Ignasiak, Jessica Kennedy and Heather Weberg discuss the impact the shift will have on the resource industry. 

Aug 21, 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