With decades of experience advising successfully on innovative and market-leading M&A transactions, Osler can be trusted to provide clients with the right level of advice to lead a successful deal. In addition, Osler brings extensive experience in foreign investment, providing strategic advice to our clients contemplating transactions that may require Investment Canada Act approval. Our team understands the necessity for an integrated legal, government relations and public relations strategy in order to effectively achieve a successful transaction, including dealing with foreign investment review and national security issues. Our team’s combined expertise in M&A and foreign investment helps Asia-based businesses enter the Canadian market.

Osler lawyers have significant experience advising Asia-based clients that have made strategic investments in the Canadian marketplace. We have also been retained on international matters for Asia-based clients. No other Canadian law firm combines market-leading M&A and foreign investment expertise with deep experience advising Asia-based enterprises.

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    ConocoPhillips in their agreement to sell their 9% interest in Syncrude for US$ 4.65 billion to subsidiaries of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Company.

  • Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited

    Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited, a Canadian subsidiary of PetroChina, on its partnership with TransCanada Corporation and its affiliates to construct, own and operate the Grand Rapids Pipeline System and its commitment to ship on the system.

  • Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd.

    Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation in their $1 billion acquisition of Grande Cache Coal.

  • China Investment Corporation

    China Investment Corporation in connection with its $435 million purchase of a 5% interest in the equity of Penn West Energy Trust and its agreement with Penn West to form a partnership and invest $817 million to develop certain bitumen assets located in Alberta.

  • Petro China

    Petro China in development of the MacKay River Commercial oil sands project, as well as all aspects of the design, engineering, procurement and construction of the Central Plant and related pipelines and facilities, and all required regulatory and environmental approvals for the development of the Dover oil sands project in a joint venture with Athabasca Oil Sands Corp., including negotiating impact benefit agreements with several aboriginal groups.

  • POSCO of Korea, China Steel Corporation of Taiwan, leading Asian financial institutions

    A consortium of buyers, led by POSCO of Korea and including China Steel Corporation of Taiwan and certain leading Asian financial institutions, on its $1.1 billion purchase of a 15% interest in ArcelorMittal’s Canadian iron ore business.

  • Nexen Inc.

    Nexen Inc. in the sale of 40% working interest in its shale gas assets to a consortium led by INPEX and in the creation of a strategic partnership to develop those shale gas assets.


    A shareholder of Progress in its $6 billion acquisition by PETRONAS.

  • Korea Investment Corporation

    Korea Investment Corporation in its $100 million private placement investment in Osum Oil Sands Corp. and in its strategic investment in Laricina Energy Ltd.

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    Bukit Energy Inc., based in Singapore and operating principally in Indonesia, in connection with various M&A, financing and governance matters.