Justin Sherman

Justin is a partner in Osler’s Corporate Group. His practice is focused on merger and acquisitions, securities and general corporate matters. He has experience acting for underwriters and issuers in domestic and cross-border debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings, shelf and short form prospectus offerings and private placements. Justin has advised clients on merger and acquisition transactions, including plans of arrangement, hostile take-over bids and share and asset acquisitions. He has also acted on private equity transactions and complex CBCA recapitalizations. 

In addition to his transactional experience, Justin regularly advises clients on corporate governance matters and continuous disclosure obligations, with particular expertise advising energy companies in these areas.

Representative Work

  • Trilantic Capital Partners with regard to Canadian aspects on its investment in a Canadian services business.
  • Canadian Oil Sands in its response to Suncor Energy Inc.’s unsolicited takeover bid valued at $6.6 billion.
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited on its sale of royalty properties to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.
  • CanElson Drilling in its $500 million merger with Trinidad Drilling.
  • Aspenleaf Energy Limited in its acquisition of Arcan Resources Ltd.
  • Aspenleaf Energy Limited in its equity line financing by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and ARC Financial Corp.
  • Canadian Counsel to Credit Suisse and other Initial Purchaser’s in Canbrium Energy’s US$250 million note offering.
  • MGM Energy in its arrangement with Paramount Resources.

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 11, 2023

    Corporate governance: New corporate rules and enhanced societal expectations

    There have been rapid developments in ESG-related corporate governance over the past year, including increased ESG-related activism...

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  • Webinar Oct 13, 2022

    Recent Developments in Hybrid Securities

    An update on recent developments in hybrid debt, with a particular focus on hybrid debt securities that provide equity credit for rating agency...

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    Recent Developments in Hybrid Securities
  • Osler Update Jun 16, 2022

    A bid to attract business: amendments to Alberta’s Business Corporations Act

    Aiming to attract and retain business and investment in the province, Alberta modernizes its Business Corporations Act with significant amendments.

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    A bid to attract business: amendments to Alberta’s Business Corporations Act
  • Osler Update Jun 6, 2022

    SEC’s prescriptive climate disclosure proposal could impose new ESG obligations on Canadian inter-listed issuers

    On March 21, 2022, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule for the enhancement and standardization of...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/Commercial (Alberta)

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Mar 1, 2020

    Osler welcomes 11 new partners, 1 new counsel

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 11 new partners and one new counsel across three of our offices, effective March 1.

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 13/10/2022
Recent Developments in Hybrid Securities
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  • University of Alberta, LL.B (with Distinction)
  • University of Calgary, B.Comm (with Distinction)


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association