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Directors’ Responsibilities in Canada - a practical guide to navigating shareholder, regulatory and other stakeholder interests

Today’s business organizations, whether emerging enterprises or global giants, face increased regulatory scrutiny, an intensely competitive marketplace and emboldened stakeholders, making the stewardship of such organizations by boards of directors all the more complex.  

Oct 16, 2014

New procedures mean more disclosure

Osler’s Colin Feasby speaks with The Lawyers Weekly on the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision requiring parties who claim privilege over their documents to make greater disclosure on their affidavits of records. 

Oct 10, 2014

Court of Appeal denies certification in CIBC overtime class action

Partner Laura Fric chats with Canadian Lawyer about the decision in Brown v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where the Ontario Court of Appeal denied certifying yet another “misclassification” class action claiming overtime pay. 

Oct 7, 2014

Congratulations to our Zenith Award Winners – Noralee Bradley and Al Meghji

Partners Noralee Bradley (Corporate) and Al Meghji (Taxation) have been named Lexpert Zenith Award winners for 2014. 

Oct 3, 2014

Canadian M&A activity on the rise

Overall Canadian M&A activity is up once again according to the Q3 2014 M&A league tables. Osler continues to rank first among Canadian law firms for deals by value in the Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Bloomberg leaguetables, advising on a number of noteworthy matters.

Oct 2, 2014

Gender inequality in soccer?

In an interview with Canada AM, Catherine Gleason-Mercier breaks down the details of the lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, challenging plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. 

Oct 2, 2014

Mergers and Acquisitions Round Table: A pipeline full of deals

In a round table discussion led by the National Post’s Drew Hasselback, Osler partner Emmanuel Pressman discusses the jump in M&A deals this year and other hot topics in M&A. “From a look-back standpoint, this is the strongest first-half year that we’ve had in terms of domestic and global deal-making activity since the apex in 2007,” he said.

Oct 2, 2014

Dealmaking in oil patch: reset, repair and restructure

Frank Turner chats with the National Post about the resurgence of oil and gas deals this year, with over $32-billion worth of deals announced or completed year-to-date, compared to around $13-billion during the same period in 2013. 

Oct 2, 2014

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