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Speed key to Valeant purchase of Bausch + Lomb

Douglas Bryce, Partner, Corporate is quoted at length regarding one of the biggest deals of 2013 in an article from the January 31, 2014 edition of the National Post. As one of the legal advisers for Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the acquisition of eye-care specialist Baush + Lomb, came together “extraordinarily fast,” he says. Mr. Bryce also attributes the speed to Valeant being “fully committed” to the acquisition. 

Jan 31, 2014

The costs of not agreeing to a new franchise arbitrator

Jennifer Dolman, Partner, Litigation, writes further about a recent case where the Ontario Superior Court of Justice removes an arbitrator in a franchise rescission dispute and orders that costs of the application in the amount of $75,000 be paid by the respondents to the applicants. 

Jan 28, 2014

Harper Collides With Native Canadians' Natural Resources Claims

Thomas Isaac talks to Bloomberg Businessweek about Aboriginal treaty rights and fair treatment. 

Jan 27, 2014

Blowing the whistle on fraud

In the January 27, 2014 edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine, Riyaz Dattu, Partner, Corporate, comments on the whistleblowing environment facing U.S. and Canadian businesses and the attention being paid to those allegations. He also comments on the components to consider when building a formal, whistleblowing program. 

Jan 27, 2014

Osler IP Lawyers recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014

We are pleased to announce that six Osler lawyers from the Intellectual Property Group have been singled out for their legal expertise and client service excellence in various areas of trade-mark practice by the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014. 

Jan 24, 2014

Compensation order for forestry company could be tip of the iceberg

Tom Isaac talks to Canadian Lawyer InHouse about a B.C. Supreme Court decision ordering the province to pay $1.75 million to a logging company obstructed by a blockade. “The province signed a contract, general contractual principles were applied in terms of obligations, and the court said you’ve got to notify."

Jan 20, 2014

Canada’s top banking watchdog wants to vet all prospective senior bankers

Stephen Clark talks to the National Post about OSFI’s draft advisory that would require banks to provide notice and specific qualifications of new senior managers. 

Jan 20, 2014

No-costs rule among issues as LCO readies for review of class action

Christopher Naudie, Partner, Litigation, comments on the Law Commission of Ontario’s recent announcement of a sweeping framework for an ambitious review of the province’s class action legislation in the January 20, 2014 issue of the Law Times.

Jan 20, 2014

Osler sees more opportunities for PE and VC funds in Canadian financial trends

Frank Turner and Chad Bayne talk to peHub about opportunities for PE and VC funds in Canadian financial trends, particularly with respect to the energy sector and to technology startups. 

Jan 17, 2014

The 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada Features 28 Osler Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that 28 Osler lawyers are recognized in The 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

January 2014