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Disabled Mountie veterans win $70 million settlement

“This case confirms that courts are not inclined to second-guess settlements and compromises reached by parties and their counsel,” quotes Laura Fric, litigation partner, in the article, “Disabled Mountie veterans win $70 million settlement” from the August 29, 2014 edition of The Lawyers Weekly.

Aug 29, 2014

Pinning down a legal definition of good faith

Larry Lowenstein, Laura Fric and Robert Carson are quoted in Drew Hasselback’s examination of the definition of “good faith,” citing the decision in SCM Insurance Services Inc. v. Medisys Corporate Health LP. 

Sept 22, 2014

Global watchdogs crack down on multinationals’ tax practices

Osler’s Patrick Marley comments on the tax reforms proposed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation (OECD), part of the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting project. 

Sept 20, 2014

Where did that CSA proposal on takeovers come from?

Clay Horner, Partner, Corporate and Vice-chair of the firm, is one of eight Bay Street M&A practitioners known as the Ad Hoc Senior Securities Practitioners Group. In a proposal submitted to the CSA, the group proposed new rules for hostile takeover defences by doing away with the need for shareholder rights plans or “poison pills,” except for bids in which the suitor wants less than majority control of a company.

Sept 16, 2014

Brad White recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook

Brad White, Chair of Osler’s National Intellectual Property Department, has been listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook for Canada. 

September 2014

Investment column: It’s complicated

In this Benefits Canada article titled “It’s Complicated,” by Louise J.A. Greig, Partner, Pensions & Benefits, she writes that as pension investing becomes more complicated, it’s important to ensure that the plan’s investment practices meet legal standards.

Sept 1, 2014

A new era of title claims

Thomas Isaac speaks with Canadian Lawyer about British Columbia’s response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

Sept 1, 2014

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

Dynasty Gold fights to retain assets in China

Frank Turner, co-head of Osler’s Asia-Pacific initiative, offers advice on setting up joint-venture contracts in China in an interview with Northern Miner. 

Aug 27, 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