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A look at the facts and fiction around the duty to consult aboriginals

Tom Isaac talks to the media about the duty to consult in the context of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Read his comments and hear his interview with the CBC 

June 20, 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

Great Acknowledgement for Osler Team and Canada’s Biggest Corporate Deal of the Year

Eric Levy, Manon Thivierge, and Antonella Penta are “front-and-centre on the massive $4.9-billion (U.S.) deal announced by Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Inc.” writes Jeff Gray in the June 13, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail.  

June 13, 2014

The elephant in the room: First Nations

Tom Isaac talks to the National Post about the federal government’s new measures designed to engage First Nations in energy projects, and asks the question: “Isn’t the First Nations issue the elephant in the room?” 

June 13, 2014

Sanctions Crackdown

In the June 10, 2014 edition of Lexpert, The Business Magazine for lawyers, Riyaz Dattu, Partner, Corporate, discusses the first ever criminal conviction under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA), against a company, in the law’s 20-year history. 

June 2014

World’s Leading Patent Practitioners by Intellectual Asset Management 2014

J. Bradley White, Partner and Chair National Intellectual Property Department and W. Lee Webster, Partner, named World’s Leading Patent Practitioners by Intellectual Asset Management 2014. 

June 2014

Twenty-three Osler lawyers listed in Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Osler is pleased to announce that 23 of its lawyers have been named as leading corporate lawyers in Lexpert’s Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers (published in Report on Business, The Globe and Mail, June 2014). This report confirms Osler’s position as a leading Canadian firm in corporate law. 

June 2014

Northern Gateway: A pipeline battle that’s only just begun

Tom Isaac, Partner, Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal, comments on Enbridge’s  Northern Gateway pipeline project and the ongoing challenges facing Canada’s federal cabinet, Aboriginal communities, First Nations claims and environmental groups.  

May 31, 2014

Opt-outs face hurdle to opt in, court rules

“The decision shows that there are clear limits on the courts’ generosity to class members and that these limits are being exercised rationally,” said Laura Fric, Partner, Litigation, in an article published on May 28, 2014 by the Legal Post, National Post.   

May 28, 2014

CASL’s computer software installation laws could shake up tech industry

Michael Fekete discusses the potential impact of CASL on the tech industry, saying, “When you look at how these rules have an impact on so many different types of software installations, that weren’t contemplated when the legislation was drafted, you [think], what are we getting ourselves into?”  

May 22, 2014