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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

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

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

Larry Ritchie Rejoins Osler

Osler is pleased to announce the return of former partner, Larry Ritchie, to helm our national practice in regulation and risk management. 

Mar 19, 2014

SCC’s Sino-Forest decision shows CCAA trumps all

Laura Fric, Partner, Litigation and Karin Sachar, Associate, Litigation, wrote that Ontario Superior Court Justice Geoffrey Morawetz “recognized that a class settlement must ordinarily include an opt out provision” in an article titled “SCC’s Sino-Forest decision shows CCAA trumps all” from the March 18, 2014 publication of Canadian Lawyer

Mar 18, 2014

Osler Recognized by Chambers Global 2014: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers

Osler is honoured to once again be ranked among Canada’s leading law firms in Chambers Global 2014: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers. In this latest edition, Osler earned a total of 69 individual lawyer rankings, as well as 21 firm rankings. 

Mar 14, 2014

In a new era of shareholder activism, engagement is key and corporate secretary's role takes on more significance

Andrew MacDougall talks to Corporate Secretary about shareholder activism, saying “until a couple of years ago, you could count on one hand the number of Canadian companies that had adopted advance notice provisions. Last year the floodgates opened and now it’s become common practice.” 

Mar 14, 2014