Osler Tops Deal Chart Three Quarters into 2011

Oct 5, 2011

By Jeff Gray, Globe & Mail Blog

The professor has just posted the midterm marks for Bay Street’s legal industry, and top-of-the-class honours go to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

The firm ranks first in the latest Thomson Reuters league tables for Canadian mergers and acquisitions, advising on more dollars-worth of announced deals than any of its domestic competitors in the first nine-months of 2011.

In all, Osler’s lawyers were retained for 49 Canadian deals worth a total of $24-billion (U.S.), or 21 per cent of the new market.