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Targeting Tax

Patrick Marley talks to Lexpert Magazine about the OECD’s Action Plan on BEPS, saying, “There could be broad implications [for Canada] but the degree is not yet clear.  Canada has previously addressed hybrid mismatch arrangements through changes to its bilateral tax treaty with the US.”

March 2014

Danna Donald succeeds at high-level infrastructure law with practical negotiating skills

Danna Donald, Partner, Commercial began her law career working for Osler in its corporate/financial services group, acquiring her first project finance experience. Over time, she transitioned to the firm’s national construction and infrastructure practice.

March 2014

Rescue Operation

Jana Steele, Partner, Pensions & Benefits, talks about the shared-risk approach to managing pension risk, saying that this model “is designed to adapt to changing economic circumstances.” 

Mar 31, 2014

SO LONG, BIG LAW / HELLO, NEW LAW

Terry Burgoyne, Partner, Corporate and Mara Nickerson, chief knowledge officer discuss disaggregation (the buzzword for dividing up a big project), about budgeting, about the sophisticated software they’ve found to track progress on each file and about how they’re using the data to manage the next one more efficiently, in this article by Alex Scott, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail (April 2014). 

Mar 28, 2014

Drew Hasselback: ‘Seven sisters’ no longer rule the Bay Street roost

The firms that do best in Chambers Global are those who specialize in building practices that mirror the areas of the global economy where Canada has some claim to be world class writes Drew Hasselback in the March 28 publication of the Legal Post.

Mar 28, 2014

Osler Achieves Five Band 1 Rankings from Chambers Global 2014

Chambers Global, a directory that ranks business lawyers from around the world, including Canada, stands out for the depth of its research. “Band 1” represents the top of the heap, but since relatively few Canadian firms and lawyers make it into the guide, it’s a worthy accomplishment to obtain any ranking at all. 

Mar 28, 2014

Crown ward lawsuit seeks more plaintiffs

Mary Paterson, Partner, Litigation, discusses the steps required for a lawsuit to clear before it’s considered as a class action in the $110-million lawsuit. Launched by former Crown wards, they are seeking charges against abusers and seeking victim’s compensation. 

Mar 24, 2014

Ruling raises concerns about efficient management of cases

Chris Naudie talks to The Lawyers Weekly about a B.C. appeal court ruling that judges there may preside only over hearings that take place within the province. “The question was whether traditional principles should bend in light of modern needs,” says Chris. 

Mar 20, 2014

Bay Street gets its man in new Finance Minister

Jeremy Fraiberg talks to The Globe and Mailabout the appointment of the new Finance Minister, Joe Oliver, who has been an outspoken proponent of a national securities regulator.“The Supreme Court found that both the federal government and the provincial governments have a role to play in regulating our capital markets,” says Jeremy. 

Mar 20, 2014

Larry Ritchie leaves national regulator project, rejoins Osler

In the March 19, 2014 issue of the Legal Post, Barbara Shecter writes about Larry Ritchie’s return to lead the firm’s national practice in regulation, risk and crisis management. 

Mar 19, 2014