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The Broad Sweep of Change

In a two-part series in the Director Journal, Osler’s Brian Levitt and Andrew MacDougall join a roundtable discussion with some of the country’s most experienced directors to discuss the evolution of corporate governance in Canada.

January/February 2015

Osler advises on eight of Lexpert’s top 10 deals of the year

Osler advised on eight of Lexpert’s top 10 deals of 2014 including the top-ranked transaction – Loblaw Companies Limited’s $12.4-billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. 

Jan 2015

Pregnant colleague? Here’s what not to say

Allan Wells, a partner is Osler’s Employment & Labour Group, speaks with The Globe and Mail about pregnancy discrimination, which is prohibited under Canadian human rights legislation. 

Jan 14, 2015

Advertisers eye new anti-spam legislation tackling malware

Speaking with The Globe and Mail, Adam Kardash cautions about the use of malware to collect personal information, urging marketers to be “very transparent, and open and clear, at least in the installation phase.” 

Jan 14, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide Names 29 Osler Lawyers to Leading Lawyer List

We are pleased to announce that 29 Osler lawyers are recognized in The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. 

Jan 13, 2015

Do target benefit plans reduce costs and risk?

Osler’s Jana Steele discusses the pros and cons of target benefit plans with Benefits Canada, noting that “there are still a lot of questions out there [relating to provincial pension regulations as well as taxation treatment] pertaining to target benefit plans.” 

Jan 12, 2015

Welcome to the world of crowd-sourced regulation

Larry Ritchie offers insights on the plan to create the new national cooperative securities regulator and the trend towards empowering private citizens to enforce public responsibilities in the January 9, 2015 edition of the National Post

Jan 9, 2015

U.S. banks cash in on Canadian M&A bonanza

The Globe and Mail reports on Osler’s strong showing in Thomson Reuter’s recently released league tables. Osler took top spot in both the Canadian announced deals (by value) and Canadian completed deals (by value) categories, working on deals worth $50.4-billion last year. 

Jan 8, 2015

Class actions can test the protections of solicitor-client privilege

Larry Lowenstein speaks with the National Post about a ruling in a Ontario case that shows how class actions could have an adverse impact on one of the law’s most protected zones: solicitor-client privilege. 

Jan 7, 2015

Osler leads the way as Canadian M&A deal value increases 38% in 2014

Canadian M&A deal value was on the rise in 2014, with Osler ranking no. 1 in Thomson Reuters’ year-end league tables for both Canadian announced deals (by value) and Canadian completed deals (by value). 

Jan 5, 2015