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Once repatriated, twice shy

Clay Horner comments on Listed’s 2014 “Deal of the Year – the Tim Hortons-Burger King merger. Osler represented Tim Hortons in the US$12.5-billion transaction.

December 2014

Big, bold and bountiful

Speaking with Listed magazine, Clay Horner comments on the 2014 M&A market and highlights Valeant’s bid for Allergan, which “foretells” of a new trend that will see more cooperation between activist investors and strategic buyers hungry to expand their reach.  

December 2014

Interview with Al Meghji from The Great Canadian Tax Dodge documentary

Tax litigator Al Meghji discusses corporate tax avoidance with the makers of The Great Canadian Tax Dodge, an upcoming documentary on the subject.  

December 2014

The term-limit era has begun

Osler’s Andrew MacDougall discusses board term-limit and renewal issues with Listed magazine, recommending a process by which boards can assess its practices in these areas. 

December 2014

Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented litigants in Ontario

The pro bono efforts of Osler’s Mary Paterson have been instrumental in making Crown disclosure a reality for self-represented litigants in Ontario’s traffic court. 

Dec. 17, 2014

Resource revenue sharing 'not going away'

Osler’s Tom Isaac discusses the sharing of natural resource revenue with First Nations as more provinces move in that direction. 

Dec 15, 2014

Serving up a strong brew of a deal

A good read from Canadian Lawyer In-House on the leadership of general counsel Jill Sutton in the Tim Hortons-Burger King deal, with comments from Osler’s Clay Horner. The Tim Hortons-Burger King merger created the world’s third-largest restaurant company. 

Dec. 15, 2014

Osler releases most impactful 2014 legal developments

In the December 10, 2014 edition of the Legal Post, Julius Melnitzer highlights Osler’s Legal Year in Review 2014 and the legal implications ahead in 2015. 

Dec 10, 2014

Corporate social responsibility is about the action, not the talk

Riyaz Dattu discusses the legal side of corporate social responsibility following the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of an “enhanced” strategy to advance the use of CSR by mining and energy companies. 

Dec 10, 2014

Newfoundland threatens to pull support for Canada-EU trade deal

Riyaz Dattu speaks with the Globe and Mail about the implications of Newfoundland not backing a Canada-EU trade deal, noting that Canada is on the hook if the province doesn’t cooperate.

Dec 9, 2014