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Bankers' opinions on deals are not always fair: judge

Jeremy Fraiberg talks to The Globe and Mail about a Toronto court ruling that one “fairness opinion” was inadmissible in court. He said that it was too early to tell the effect of  the justice’s ruling or to predict whether other courts will raise similar concerns about fairness opinions. 

May 1, 2014

Mixed expectations for oil and gas mergers in 2014

Oil and gas lawyers are divided on whether the increased activity on the equity side of oil and gas capital markets in the second half of 2013 will translate into stronger M&A activity in 2014. 

Apr 30, 2014

The Improving Climate for SOE Investment in Canada’s Resource Sector

In the April 2014 edition of Acquisition International, Peter Glossop, Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Frank Turner, Partner, Corporate and Co-head of Osler’s Asia Pacific initiative discuss the improving climate for SOE investment in the Canadian oil and gas sector.

April 2014

An Acknowledged Leader in Project Finance Joins Osler

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP announced today that Chris Bennett, one of Canada’s top project finance lawyers, has joined the firm. 

April 22, 2014

Hostile makeover - Until recently, boards and shareholder activists knew only conflict. Now you see them working together. What happened?

In this article from the April 21, 2014 edition of Listed, Osler corporate partner Noralee Bradley discusses what boards must reflect on when considering whether the ideas being put forth by activists have merit.

Apr 21, 2014

Mail-room mix-up: How 30¢ o-rings became a $90,000 fine

Riyaz Dattu talks to The Globe and Mail about the case of a company fined for violating international sanctions. He says, “In the past, we used to have [rules] on the books but it was rare for charges to be laid.” 

Apr 15, 2014

Osler off to a flying start

Emeline Magnier, of Droit inc writes about the success of Osler’s first quarter of 2014 in the area of mergers and acquisitions and the firm’s overall rankings. 

Apr 7, 2014

North America slow to reverse renewables projects, but its turn will come soon

The future of wind and solar projects is uncertain as politicians consider their own political futures. North America has been slow to follow the route of many European countries but politicians have at their disposal the same methods employed in Europe. 

Apr 4, 2014

Energy Watch: Ottawa tax plan puts oil patch investment at risk

Toronto’s BNN has noted that Osler’s tax law group estimated that if Ottawa’s tax plan regarding the oil patch investment budget proposal goes through as planned, multinational firms that use treaty shopping could see withholding tax on dividends jump to as much as 25%, from about 5% currently. 

Apr 3, 2014

True Story: Top Lawyers Are Best in Class

Franchise Times, April 2014, has named Jennifer Dolman a “Canadian Legal Eagle” in the litigation category. Jennifer represents franchisors. Legal Eagles are “superior attorneys, selected from nominations by their clients and peers.” 

April 2014