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Corruption Currents: From Extraditing ‘El Chapo’ to Iraq-Iran Arms Deal

Simon Hodgett, Partner, Commercial, addresses the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, developed at the direction of President Obama and designed to assist critical infrastructure (e.g. financial, energy, and health care sectors) guard against cyber threats in a recent blog posting, stating that “Canadian firms will benefit from familiarizing themselves with the Framework.” The blog post was picked up by The Morning Risk Report, The Wall Street Journal.  

Feb 24, 2014

Recourse for intellectual-property theft in China is improving, but new risks are emerging

Brad White talks to the National Post, saying, “It’s in China’s own self interest to develop a sophisticated IP regime and enforcement regime because they want to protect their own developing intellectual property.

Feb 19, 2014

Osler Privacy and Data Management Team Expands in Toronto and Calgary

Osler is pleased to announce that the members of Canada’s leading team of legal professionals focused exclusively on privacy and data management have agreed to join the Firm. 

Feb 12, 2014

Complexity of Tim Hortons class action motion was ‘off the charts’: Strathy

Jennifer Dolman, Partner, Litigation was interviewed in this edition of Canadian Lawyer InHouse regarding the decision to award Tim Hortons costs of $1,850,000, inclusive of applicable taxes and disbursements, in respect of the certification and summary judgment motions which were argued over 11 days before Justice Strathy in the Fairview Donut Inc. v The TDL Group Corp. 

Feb 11, 2014

Cora decision affirms franchisees’ rights can’t be readily waived

Jennifer Dolman, Partner, Litigation, in her latest Franchise Focus article, writes about the recently released Cora Franchise Group decision in which the court found a provision in a franchise agreement requiring the franchisee to provide a general release to Cora in consideration of it consenting to the franchisee's assignment to be void under s. 11 of Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure). 

Feb 11, 2014

Osler announces Canadian privacy law leader, Adam Kardash, to join the firm, effective immediately

The acknowledged Canadian legal industry leader in privacy and information management, Adam Kardash, has agreed to join Osler. Adam will lead Osler’s national Privacy and Information Management practice and will be based in Toronto.

Feb 4, 2014

Ottawa company’s success may reshape IP enforcement strategies

J. Bradley White, Partner, Intellectual Property, comments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit hearing on an appeal from the International Trade Commission that could well shape the intellectual property enforcement strategies of many Canadian and foreign companies.

Feb 3, 2014

Speed key to Valeant purchase of Bausch + Lomb

Douglas Bryce, Partner, Corporate is quoted at length regarding one of the biggest deals of 2013 in an article from the January 31, 2014 edition of the National Post. As one of the legal advisers for Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the acquisition of eye-care specialist Baush + Lomb, came together “extraordinarily fast,” he says. Mr. Bryce also attributes the speed to Valeant being “fully committed” to the acquisition. 

Jan 31, 2014

‘Flight to quality’ concentrates power of big law

Desmond Lee, Partner, Corporate comments on the 2013 deal flow in the January 31, 2014 edition of the Financial Post’s Dealmakers 2014. Osler topped the underwriting table for deal value, and locked up the table of counsel to underwriters on debt deals.  

Jan 31, 2014

The costs of not agreeing to a new franchise arbitrator

Jennifer Dolman, Partner, Litigation, writes further about a recent case where the Ontario Superior Court of Justice removes an arbitrator in a franchise rescission dispute and orders that costs of the application in the amount of $75,000 be paid by the respondents to the applicants. 

Jan 28, 2014