Osler ranked #1 law firm for Canadian M&A in 2022

Jan 13, 2023

Osler is proud to be ranked as the #1 law firm in the 2022 Canadian M&A league tables by completed deal value and deal volume and as the #1 law firm by announced deal volume published by Refinitiv. Osler is also the only Canadian law firm ranked by deal value in Global Announced Deals published by Bloomberg.

According to Refinitiv, 2022 saw US$190 billion of completed deal activity with Canadian involvement. Osler advised on US$36 billion in total transaction value represented by 171 deals.

These rankings are particularly noteworthy as Canadian announced M&A market activity saw 23% fewer deals in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to the report. Other markets around the globe experienced similar slowdowns after particularly active years in 2021 and 2020. Worldwide M&A activity fell 37% to US$3.6 trillion, the largest year-over-year drop since 2001.

With offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, Osler is consistently ranked among the leading M&A law firms in Canada. Our roles on domestic, cross-border and global transactions include advising public companies, private companies, portfolio companies, private equity sponsors, emerging and high growth companies, pension funds, sovereign funds, and financial advisors.