Asia

Overview

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. Some of our lawyers have extensive experience working in Asia including some who have spent part of their legal careers based in the Asia-Pacific region. As a result, we have an appreciation for the regulatory environment in various Asian countries, and an awareness of cultural, economic and political developments within these countries.

Related Expertise
  • Addax Petroleum

    The Board of Directors of Addax Petroleum in its $8.3 billion sale to Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation, the largest acquisition of oil and gas assets ever by a Chinese, state-owned enterprise.

  • China Investment Corporation

    China Investment Corporation in its US$500 million investment in a secured Convertible Debenture issued by SouthGobi Energy Resources Limited and the subsequent partial conversion of the Convertible Debenture.

  • Asia-based major manufacturer of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) products

    An Asia-based major manufacturer of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) products in defence of proposed class actions commenced in Ontario, Quebec, and B.C. alleging conspiracy to fix prices.

  • China Investment Corporation

    China Investment Corporation in its purchase of 5% of the equity of Penn West Energy Trust and with its agreement with Penn West to form a partnership to develop certain bitumen assets located in Alberta, representing a total investment of $1.25 billion.

  • Korea Investment Corporation

    Korea Investment Corporation in its strategic investment in Laricina Energy Ltd.

  • CNPC International Ltd.

    CNPC International Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, in its sale of a 33% interest in PetroKazakhstan to JSC KazMunaiGas.

  • ConocoPhillips

    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.

  • Bank of East Asia

    Bank of East Asia in its sale of its Canadian banking assets to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

  • Petro China

    Petro China in its development of the Dover and MacKay River oil sands projects in a joint venture with Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.

  • PetroKazakhstan

    PetroKazakhstan in a long running dispute with Russian energy giant, Lukoil, concerning their joint ownership of JSC Turgai Petroleum, which holds significant energy assets in Kazakhstan. Osler also advised in the recently announced settlement of the Turgai ownership dispute.