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Where did that CSA proposal on takeovers come from?

Clay Horner, Partner, Corporate and Vice-chair of the firm, is one of eight Bay Street M&A practitioners known as the Ad Hoc Senior Securities Practitioners Group. In a proposal submitted to the CSA, the group proposed new rules for hostile takeover defences by doing away with the need for shareholder rights plans or “poison pills,” except for bids in which the suitor wants less than majority control of a company.

Sept 16, 2014

Brad White recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook

Brad White, Chair of Osler’s National Intellectual Property Department, has been listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook for Canada. 

September 2014

A new era of title claims

Thomas Isaac speaks with Canadian Lawyer about British Columbia’s response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

Sept 1, 2014

Call before you dig: Why Canada’s energy firms are increasingly calling on archaeologists

Osler partner Thomas Isaac discusses the important role archaeologists play in developing evidence in Aboriginal land title claims.

Aug 29, 2014

Dynasty Gold fights to retain assets in China

Frank Turner, co-head of Osler’s Asia-Pacific initiative, offers advice on setting up joint-venture contracts in China in an interview with Northern Miner. 

Aug 27, 2014

Feds have secret committee to review foreign investment, sources say

Peter Glossop comments on the Canadian government’s foreign-investment review process, which is under scrutiny for its lack of transparency, among other issues. 

Aug 27, 2014

World's third largest quick service restaurant company launched with two iconic and independent brands: Tim Hortons and Burger King

An agreement has been reached between Tim Hortons and Burger King to create the world’s third largest quick service restaurant company. Osler is legal counsel to Tim Hortons in this $12.5-billion merger. 

Aug 26, 2014

Best Lawyers 2015 recognizes 139 Osler lawyers

We are excited to announce that seven Osler partners have each been named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2015. We are also pleased to announce that 139 of our lawyers have been identified by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 and The Best Lawyers in America 2015 as leading lawyers in their respective specialty areas. 

Aug 25, 2014

Credit unions boom under the radar in Canada’s patchwork regulatory system

With credit unions under pressure to ramp up disclosure and risk controls, Stephen Clark speaks with the Financial Post on the possibility of strengthening provincial regulation to enhance oversight of credit unions. 

Aug 23, 2014

Alberta Energy Regulator to manage environmental impact assessments

On October 1, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator will assume responsibility for provincial environmental impact assessments on energy projects. Martin Ignasiak, Jessica Kennedy and Heather Weberg discuss the impact the shift will have on the resource industry. 

Aug 21, 2014