Osler Lawyers Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
We are proud to announce that 10 Osler partners have each been named “Lawyer of the Year” in their specialty area by Best Lawyers and that 126 of our lawyers have been identified by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 as leading lawyers in their respective specialty areas. With several of these lawyers earning recognition in multiple categories, Osler has a combined total of 188 rankings across 42 of the publisher’s specialty areas.
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Fifteen Osler lawyers recognized as “Canada’s Leading 2013 Ranked Litigation Lawyers” in Lexpert’s Special Edition Report on Business
Osler is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers from our Litigation Department have been recognized as leading litigation lawyers in Lexperts Canada’s Leading 2013 Ranked Litigation Lawyers (December 2013).
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CRA to Treat Funds Obtained Through “Crowdfunding” Activities as Business Income
Crowdfunding is an innovative way to raise capital for a project by pooling small, individual contributions through crowdfunding portals, which connect capital seekers and capital providers (i.e., contributors) through the Internet and social media networks. Recently, the CRA issued a technical interpretation and made further comments providing clarity that these funds will constitute business income to the taxpayer.
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This edition of the Osler Corporate Review analyzes the comprehensive economic and trade agreement reached in principle between Canada and the European Union, the recent agreement signed by the federal government of Canada and the governments of British Columbia and Ontario to establish a cooperative capital markets regulator for Canada, a review of the recent response of Canadian and U.S. regulators to the heightened concerns over cybersecurity threats and some of the measures they suggest that senior management and directors should consider implementing, and the CSA’s proposed changes to auditor oversight rules, which will alter information provided by auditors to audit committees and regulators.
Executive Compensation issues in Canada and the United States
Sandra Cohen talks to Lexpert Magazine about say-on-pay rules in the United States, saying “Many companies are taking a much more assertive position to explain their pay-for-performance.”
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Recent Changes to Offshore Drilling Regulations
Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities determine which projects fall within the scope of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the purposes of triggering the requirement for a federal environmental assessment. Changes relevant to oil and gas exploration and production activities in the East Coast offshore have recently taken effect.
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