Bradley A. Newby*

Brad is a partner in the Corporate Group of our Vancouver office. He has experience in advising corporations, private equity firms and entrepreneurs regarding a range of business transactions and situations. These include acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, and shareholder relations.

Brad also provides legal advice to owners, managers and directors with respect to banking relationships, fiduciary obligations, corporate governance, employee compensation and intellectual property protection, as well as other business issues.

Brad has been recognized by Chambers Canada in Band 1 for Corporate/Commercial Law. He is a former director of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and a past campaign chair of the United Way of the Fraser Valley. Brad is currently a director of the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club and chairs the Membership & Marketing and the Governance Committee.

A guest lecturer on corporate law at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course, Brad is a frequent speaker on topics related to mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Osler, Brad was a Corporate Partner at a leading regional law firm for over 20 years.

Representative Work

  • Diversified Royalty Corp.

    Diversified Royalty Corp. acquires trademarks and other intellectual property rights of BarBurrito Restaurants Inc.

*Prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt:

  • Sale of Canadian and International rights to Mike’s Hard Lemonade to Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Acquisition of trademarks and royalty stream by Diversified Royalty Corp. from Mr. Lube Canada
  • Acquisition of trademarks and royalty stream by Diversified Royalty Corp. from Stratus Building Solutions
  • Sale of Ethical Bean Coffee to Kraft Heinz Canada
  • Acquisition of Cedar Creek Estate Winery by von Mandl Family Estates
  • Sale of Smithrite Disposal to GFL Canada
  • Sale of Apri Insurance to People Corporation
  • Sale of BMG Insurance to Axis Insurance
  • Sale of First West’s insurance division to Westland Insurance

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized in Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Commercial Law
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Private Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Feb 14, 2023

    Brad Newby joins Osler’s Corporate department in Vancouver as a partner

    Brad advises companies, entrepreneurs and private equity firms on various corporate matters, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, public and priv...

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  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • University of British Columbia, B.Comm., Hons.


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee