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Canada's biggest deal makers getting their swagger back

While takeovers of big companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart mean paydays for advisers, they also contribute to a longer term problem – the thinning ranks of big Canadian companies 

Feb 27, 2014

Benchmark Canada 2014 Recognizes 22 Osler Lawyers

Osler is proud to announce that 22 of its lawyers appear in Benchmark Litigation’s 2014 issue of Benchmark Canada, its annual publication recognizing Canada’s leading litigation lawyers. These 22 lawyers were awarded a total of 21 “Litigation Star,” 17 “Local Litigation Star” and 5 “Future Star” rankings.  

Feb 27, 2014

Blockades: a test of wills and skills

Tom Isaac talks to Listed magazine about blockades by members of First Nations, saying that while companies should always do what they can to prevent situations from escalating to this level, they should also recognize that “blockades and direct action are part of the suite of risks.” 

Feb 26, 2014

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

NARP’s John Jurrius to raise major new fund dedicated to aboriginal self-reliance, resource development

Tom Isaac talks to peHUB about a new fund to invest, with traditional PE firms, in resource projects that will create long-term ownership interests and income streams for First Nations in Canada. “Private equity can play a potentially vital part in giving new opportunity to First Nations that have been historically under-served,” said Isaac. 

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