Capital Markets


Osler is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading capital markets firms and has earned a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Canada, one of the world’s leading legal publications. 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.

We advise on private placements, public offerings and alternative listing methods such as reverse takeovers and CPC transactions. We have extensive experience with financing methods such as initial public offerings, conventional bought deals, overnight marketed offerings, multijurisdictional disclosure (MJDS) offerings, discrete shelf prospectus offerings of equity and debt and medium-term note (MTN) programs. Our debt practice covers a broad spectrum of products that includes investment-grade debt, commercial paper, high-yield debt, “Maple” bonds, securitized and asset-backed debt, covered bond programs, convertible debt and hybrid and novel products. We are also known for our expertise in regulatory matters relating to corporate finance transactions, including advising on trading, registration, settlement and compliance matters.


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Rob Lando

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Eric M. Levy

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets (Band 1)
    • "One of the best firms to use for anything with a high degree of complexity and for matters that span multiple practice areas."
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets (Band 1)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Finance & Securities (Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Alberta) and Corporate Commercial Law (Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized as "Law Firm of the Year" in the area of Securities Law (Canada), 2021
  • IFLR Americas Awards: Named “Capital Markets firm of the Year”, 2018
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity (Tier 1)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Capital Markets (Tier 1)

  • Financial Post: Osler ranked #1 firm as legal counsel to both the issuers and underwriters for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2019