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The Broad Sweep of Change

In the first of a two-part series in the Director Journal, Osler’s Brian Levitt and Andrew MacDougall join a roundtable discussion with some of the country’s most experienced directors to discuss the evolution of corporate governance in Canada, including board-management relations and in-camera meetings.

November/December 2014

The trouble with trade-mark: Rule changes spark worry

Speaking with the Globe and Mail, Osler’s Donna White discusses amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act including the removal of the use requirement, which requires those who want to register a trade-mark to demonstrate it is actually intended for commercial use.

Nov 20, 2014

Ontario’s wind farm approval process faces constitutional challenge

Partner Jack Coop chats with the National Post about the recent findings in Health Canada’s landmark Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study and the impact these findings have on future wind farm litigation in Canada. 

Nov 17, 2014

Supreme Court: Ruling establishes honesty as the law for business

Osler’s Mark Gelowitz comments on the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that establishes a ground-breaking new doctrine in contract law – a duty on parties to perform contractual obligations honestly.

Nov 14, 2014

Osler tops Legal Post’s Q3 corporate finance league tables

Osler tops the Legal Post’s Q3 corporate finance league tables, advising on 12 debt and equity financings worth a combined $7.15 billion. In addition, the firm ranked first by deal value in advising issuers on debt deals, working on five matters worth a combined $6.04 billion. 

Nov 12, 2014

Cyber risk takes centre stage

After a string of high-profile cybersecurity breaches, Osler’s Adam Kardash speaks with Listed magazine on why boards should implement an incident response protocol as part of a “robust network governance framework” that addresses cybersecurity risk. 

Fall 2014

FSCO concerned about pension plans’ derivatives investments

Anthony Devir, Louise Greig and Anna Zalewski from Osler’s Pensions and Benefits team are quoted in the National Post’s discussion of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario’s draft guidance for pension plans investing in derivatives and other similar instruments. 

Nov 7, 2014

Chasing tech work, Canada’s law firms embrace innovation

In “Chasing tech work, Canada’s law firms embrace innovation,” The American Lawyer examines legal’s role in the newly energized innovation economy, recognizing Canadian firms – and “driven and entrepreneurial partners” – for their roles in “advising, facilitating and cheering on Canada’s resurgent tech industry.” 

November 2014

Lexpert names 14 Osler partners as “Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”

We are pleased to announce that 14 Osler lawyers have been named “Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers” in the 2014/15 Lexpert Special Edition on Energy

November 2014

High-risk travel

Partner Riyaz Dattu speaks with Lexpert’s Julius Melnitzer on the topic of high-risk travel and why companies are increasingly taking pre-emptive steps to avoid and manage travel risks. 

October 2014