Osler named Canada’s ‘Firm of the Year’ and ‘Capital Markets Firm of the Year’ at the 2022 IFLR Americas Awards

May 20, 2022

Osler is proud to announce that we have been named Canada’s “Firm of the Year” and “Capital Markets Firm of the Year” at the 2022 International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Americas Awards. The awards, held on May 19, honour the leading law firms, lawyers and in-house teams working on the most innovative cross-border deals. The awards also recognize legal innovation and showcase transactions that break new legal ground, set precedents and develop the legal environment for cross-border corporate finance.

The “Firm of the Year” honour recognizes the firm with the overall best track record in 2021 in giving local legal advice on the most innovative cross-border deals across all award practice areas. The “Capital Markets Firm of the Year” award recognizes our work on primarily debt and equity-linked, equity, high-yield and structured finance, and securitization matters.

Osler’s Capital Markets group is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading capital markets practices. Our clients include major Canadian corporations, well-known multinationals, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented businesses and Canadian and global investment banks engaged in capital markets activities in Canada, the United States and internationally. The group advises on private placements, public offerings and alternative listing methods and has extensive experience with financing methods. The practice is also experienced in debt, covering a broad spectrum of products, and has expertise in regulatory matters relating to corporate finance transactions.

Osler was also recognized for our work on Canadian Pacific Railway / Kansas City Southern which was awarded the M&A Deal of the Year. Osler acted as Canadian counsel to the underwriters for both the Canadian and US offerings with a team led by Daniel Kolibar and consisted of Justin Sherman, Kelsey Armstrong, Carson Wetter, Lindsay Hofer, Bhavish Beejan, Dana Saric, David Davachi and Emily Gilmour.

IFLR, a global publication, has been a trusted source for providing deal analysis, expert opinions and best practices in financial markets law to in-house counsel and practitioners since 1982. Well known for rewarding legal innovation, IFLR hosts annual awards ceremonies in London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai, which recognize the best work in both private practice and in-house departments.

For more information, visit IFLR’s website.