Capital Markets

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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.


Desmond Lee

Partner, Corporate


Rosalind Hunter

Partner, Corporate


Rob Lando

New York Managing Partner

New York

Eric M. Levy

Partner, Corporate

Toronto, Montréal

  • General Motors Co.

    General Motors Co. in its US$650 million equity investment in Lithium Americas Corp.

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One in its inaugural $1.05 billion offering of Medium Term Notes under New Sustainable Financing Framework

  • goeasy Ltd.

    The Underwriters in goeasy’s $58 million bought deal offering of common shares

  • Mind Medicine

    Mind Medicine in its US$30 million public offering

  • Lion One Metals Limited

    Lion One Metals Limited in its bought deal offering with Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp.

  • Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Montreal in its $1 billion offering of Limited Recourse Capital Notes, Series 3

  • TELUS Corporation

    The Syndicate of agents in TELUS Corporation’s $2 billion three-tranche note offering

  • Heritage Mining Ltd.

    Heritage Mining in its initial public offering and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $86.5 million bought deal equity offering

  • Mind Medicine

    MindMed in its US$100 million At-the-Market Program

  • Beyond Oil Ltd.

    Beyond Oil in its reverse takeover transaction and listing on the CSE

  • DREAM Asset Management Corporation

    Dream Residential REIT’s US$125.1 million initial public offering

  • Zacatecas Silver

    Zacatecas Silver in its US$60 million acquisition of the Esperanza Gold Project and $19.15 subscription receipt offering

  • First Nations Finance Authority

    First Nations Finance Authority in its $354 million offering of Senior Secured Bonds

  • Teranet

    The Underwriters in connection with Teranet’s $500 million senior secured bond offering

  • TELUS Corporation

    The Underwriters in connection with TELUS Corporation’s US$900 million Sustainability-Linked Bond offering

  • Enbridge Inc.

    The Underwriters in Enbridge Inc.’s US$1.5 billion offering of notes

  • H2 Ventures 1 Inc.

    H2 Ventures 1 Inc. in its $5 million initial public offering on the TSX Venture Exchange

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its $750 million inaugural institutional Preferred Shares Series BT offering

  • Crystal Peak Minerals Inc.

    Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. in its reverse takeover by Western Exploration

  • Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

    Hardwoods Distribution Inc. in its $100.6 million offering

  • Dream Industrial REIT

    Dream Industrial REIT in its $250 million green bond offering

  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company

    The Underwriters in Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s US$8.45 billion note offering

  • Advanced Personnel Management

    Advanced Personnel Management in their A$972 million IPO and listing on the ASX

  • Q4 Inc.

    Q4 Inc. in its IPO on the TSX

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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”, 2021
  • 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 the issuers for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2022
  • Financial Post: Osler ranked #1 firm as legal counsel to the issuers for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2021
  • Financial Post: Osler ranked #1 firm as legal counsel to the issuers for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2020
  • 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