Osler names Emmanuel Pressman Co-Chair of the firm

Douglas Bryce, Maureen Killoran, KC, Emmanuel Pressman

Jul 10, 2023

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has named Emmanuel (Manny) Pressman as National Co-Chair of the firm effective July 1, 2023. Manny succeeds Shahir Guindi, Ad. E., in this role and will work alongside Co-Chair Maureen Killoran, KC, and National Managing Partner Doug Bryce.

Manny brings his extensive leadership experience to the role of Co-Chair. He served as Chair of the firm’s Corporate department from 2015 to 2023 and as Head of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions group from 2010 to 2015.

“Maureen Killoran and I are greatly looking forward to working with Manny in building our firm and our ability to provide our clients with market-leading services and expertise,” says Doug Bryce. “His enormous experience and profile in the cross-border and Canadian marketplaces and understanding of our clients and their businesses will serve us well in the years ahead. I also thank Shahir Guindi for his six years of extraordinary leadership and contributions to the firm’s success as Co-Chair over a period of tremendous growth and success. The firm has been fortunate over its history in benefiting from leaders such as Shahir and Manny.”

Manny is widely and repeatedly recognized as being one of the country’s leading corporate law practitioners, including by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1), The Lexpert/AmLaw Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal (Global Thought Leader), The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in Canada (2022 Lawyer of the Year) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Most Frequently Recommended). Manny was previously recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” by Canadian Lawyer in its annual peer survey.

In his practice, Manny advises public and private companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, boards of directors and investment banks involved in take-over bids, proxy contests, joint ventures, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings.

“Manny is highly regarded for his business acumen and excellent judgement. He is a trusted advisor in our market and has distinguished himself internationally among clients and peers alike. We are delighted that Manny will assume this significant leadership role at Osler,” says Maureen Killoran, KC. “I look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with Manny and am certain that he will be instrumental in Osler’s continued success.”