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Lexpert names 14 Osler partners as “Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”

We are pleased to announce that 14 Osler lawyers have been named “Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers” in the 2014/15 Lexpert Special Edition on Energy

November 2014

High-risk travel

Partner Riyaz Dattu speaks with Lexpert’s Julius Melnitzer on the topic of high-risk travel and why companies are increasingly taking pre-emptive steps to avoid and manage travel risks. 

October 2014

Anti-spam law targets software starting January

Osler’s Michael Fekete discusses the impact Canada’s anti-spam law could have on software manufacturers when provisions related to computer programs come into force in January 2015. 

Oct 22, 2014

Clouding over

Speaking with the Toronto Star, Osler’s Simon Hodgett comments on the risks and rewards of storing information on cloud services, noting the big question will be: “Was it appropriate to put that information [in the cloud] in the first place?" 

Oct 20, 2014

Directors’ Responsibilities in Canada - a practical guide to navigating shareholder, regulatory and other stakeholder interests

Today’s business organizations, whether emerging enterprises or global giants, face increased regulatory scrutiny, an intensely competitive marketplace and emboldened stakeholders, making the stewardship of such organizations by boards of directors all the more complex.  

Oct 16, 2014

New procedures mean more disclosure

Osler’s Colin Feasby speaks with The Lawyers Weekly on the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision requiring parties who claim privilege over their documents to make greater disclosure on their affidavits of records. 

Oct 10, 2014

Court of Appeal denies certification in CIBC overtime class action

Partner Laura Fric chats with Canadian Lawyer about the decision in Brown v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where the Ontario Court of Appeal denied certifying yet another “misclassification” class action claiming overtime pay. 

Oct 7, 2014

Congratulations to our Zenith Award Winners – Noralee Bradley and Al Meghji

Partners Noralee Bradley (Corporate) and Al Meghji (Taxation) have been named Lexpert Zenith Award winners for 2014. 

Oct 3, 2014

Canadian M&A activity on the rise

Overall Canadian M&A activity is up once again according to the Q3 2014 M&A league tables. Osler continues to rank first among Canadian law firms for deals by value in the Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Bloomberg leaguetables, advising on a number of noteworthy matters.

Oct 2, 2014

Dealmaking in oil patch: reset, repair and restructure

Frank Turner chats with the National Post about the resurgence of oil and gas deals this year, with over $32-billion worth of deals announced or completed year-to-date, compared to around $13-billion during the same period in 2013. 

Oct 2, 2014