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Jana Steele speaks to BNN about the advantages of target-benefit pension plans

In a new report, the C.D. Howe Institute explores the need to move beyond defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension models towards target-benefit plans. Jana Steele, Osler partner and co-author of the report, chats with BNN’s Andrew Bell about the advantages of target-benefit plans and why legislators and policymakers should consider this middle-ground approach.

July 9, 2014

Judge from the projects fights for the projects

Donald McLeod recounts how Osler’s Larry Lowenstein influenced his career, helping him rise from Toronto’s housing projects to become an Ontario Court judge. 

July 4, 2014

M&A: deux Canadiens au top

Tandis que tous parlent de la crise qui frappe le milieu juridique, le secteur des M&A connaît un regain d’activité. Quels sont les cabinets canadiens qui ont su tirer leur épingle du jeu ? 

July 3, 2014

Mixed reaction to First Nation ruling

Osler’s perspective on the historic Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot’in decision is featured in the Calgary Herald andThe Vancouver Sun.

July 3, 2014

Thirty-seven Osler lawyers featured in Lexpert’s 2014 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

Osler is pleased to announce that 35 of our lawyers have been named as leaders in their specialty areas in the most recent Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, published by Lexpert.

June 2014

Osler and 119 of the firm’s lawyers receive high recommendations in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

We are pleased to announce that 119 Osler lawyers have been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 across 39 practice areas. Our lawyers earned a total of 244 individual listings, with 58 lawyers earning rankings in several practice areas. 

June 2014

Supreme Court ruling on native land claims adds to uncertainty for pipelines

Tom Isaac provides insightful comments on the SCC decision on Aboriginal title claims in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

June 26, 2014

Cross Border: U.S. has slight edge on LNG projects

Simon Baines talks to the National Post about the issues regarding LNG projects in Canada, saying that First Nations issues need to be factored into any significant capital project. 

June 25, 2014

Osler enhances its client, business and industry focus with new leadership appointments

We are pleased to announce Osler’s expanded leadership team, led by Managing Partner and Chief Executive Dale Ponder. Partners Shawn Denstedt and Steven Smith have been appointed national Co-chairs, and Alan MacGibbon, former Deloitte chief executive, is joining the firm as a strategic advisor and Vice-chair.

June 23, 2014

Congratulations to the finalists and winners for this year’s Canadian General Counsel Awards

These awards, honouring excellence in the In-House Counsel community, took place in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Your accomplishments within the Canadian legal community are a testimony to the quality and depth of this year’s nominations. 

June 20, 2014