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Asahi ruling confirms pension liability risks for cross-border PE firms

Carol Buckmann, counsel at Osler, is quoted in peHUB discussing recent U.S. court decisions. She says that “non-U.S. [private equity] funds should assess the risk that their activities make them a trade or business, ramp up their diligence of portfolio companies and determine the appropriate ownership levels and contractual protections for their U.S. portfolio company investments.” 

Nov 6, 2013

Congratulations to Martin Ignasiak and Joel Ramsey – Winners of this year’s Lexpert Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards

Congratulations to our Osler partners and recipients of this prestigious award - Martin Ignasiak, Litigation Group and Joel Ramsey, Technology Group. 

Nov 5, 2013

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2014 ranks Osler among New York City’s leading firms

For the second consecutive year, Osler is the only Canadian firm ranked Tier 1 in New York for Corporate Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2014. 

Nov 4, 2013

Consumers get SCC boost

Chris Naudie talks to Law Times about the recent SCC decisions regarding certification of class actions brought by consumers to recover overpayments for products that have been the subject of price-fixing conspiracies.

Nov 4, 2013

Twelve Osler lawyers listed as Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers

Osler is pleased to announce that 12 of its lawyers have been named as leading energy lawyers in Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers (Lexpert Special Edition, published in Report on Business, November 2013). This report confirms the expertise of Osler’s highly skilled, multidisciplinary Energy Group. 

November 2013

HudBay case raises litigation risk for Canadian resource companies

Mark Gelowitz talks to the National Post about the Ontario Superior Court decision allowing the human rights case against Hudbay Minerals to proceed in Canada. 

Oct 30, 2013

Lots of work for lawyers in EU trade deal

Riyaz Dattu, Partner, Corporate, discusses the implications of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union in the October 28, 2013 publication of the Law Times. 

Oct 28, 2013

Canada's slow oil, gas infrastructure development worries Chinese, minister says

Frank Turner talks to The Globe and Mail about Canadian officials’ attitude toward investment by state-owned enterprises.

Oct 28, 2013

Osler tops Canadian M&A and Corporate Finance League Tables

Osler topped the mergermarket Q3 and YTD 2013 Canadian M&A league tables, ranking as the top Legal Advisor by deal value, and ranked number 1 in Thomson Reuters Canadian M&A league tables for completed deals by volume for Q3 and YTD 2013.   

Oct 25, 2013

Landmark Canada/EU trade agreement could have major implications for miners

Riyaz Dattu, Partner, Corporate, comments in this article for Mineweb on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This major trade agreement between Canada and Europe could have significant implications for miners.

Oct 23, 2013