Susan Newell

Susan is a corporate commercial lawyer in Osler’s Health Industry and Cannabis groups. Susan regularly provides strategic advice to health industry stakeholders in connection with mergers and acquisitions, healthcare corporate restructurings and integrations, corporate governance matters, shareholders agreements, commercial agreements, outsourcing, clinical trial agreements and regulatory opinions in connection with federal and provincial health and cannabis statutes. 

Susan has acted for a variety of health industry stakeholders from the early stages of planning through to initial public offerings or purchase and sale transactions.  Examples of industries represented include digital health providers, regulated health professionals, pharmacies, pharmaceutical clients, hospitals, medical clinics, dental organizations, veterinary medicine, shared service organizations, long-term care homes, medical device reprocessing entities, licensed independent health facilities and laboratories, not-for-profits and registered charities and a variety of other private health clinics and health providers and health management and technology clients.

Susan regularly advises cannabis licence holders and other industry participants with navigating Canadian commercial operations within the cannabis regulatory environment, including licensing, supply agreements and promotional and advertising activities.

In response to COVID-19, Susan’s unique experience has enabled her to provide comprehensive advice in connection with emergency response measures, business opening and re-opening best practices, screening initiatives, including testing and vaccination procedures and matters relating to COVID-19 medical device authorization both for health industry participants and for businesses engaging with the health industry for the first time.


Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jun 28, 2024

    Canada introduces sweeping bill to mandate tech and data interoperability in healthcare

    On June 6, 2024, the federal Minister of Health introduced Bill C-72 — An Act respecting the interoperability of health information technology and...

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    Canada introduces sweeping bill to mandate tech and data interoperability in healthcare
  • Osler Update Dec 21, 2023

    Animal testing ban for cosmetics to come into force on December 22, 2023

    On December 22, 2023, amendments to the federal Food and Drugs Act will come into force effectively prohibiting cosmetic brands from relying on...

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    Animal testing ban for cosmetics to come into force on December 22, 2023
  • Osler Update Jun 19, 2023

    Ontario Ministry releases draft regulation in connection with private surgical and diagnostic services

    On June 9, Ontario published a draft regulation as part of its plan to reduce wait times in the province. We look at the recently proposed regulatory...

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    Ontario Ministry releases draft regulation in connection with private surgical and diagnostic services
  • Osler Update Feb 23, 2023

    Ontario proposes new legislation for private health facilities and surgical centres

    On February 21, 2023, the Ontario government tabled Bill 60, Your Health Act, 2023 (Bill 60), following its recent announcement of its plan to reduce...

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    Ontario proposes new legislation for private health facilities and surgical centres
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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial & Regulatory
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Health Care Law

Media Mentions

  • Media Mentions Jun 17, 2024

    Health law lawyers advising clients on legal requirements arising from virtual care, AI, big data — Lexpert

    Like most sectors right now, healthcare is facing its own unique challenges when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence. In a Lexpert...

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    Health law lawyers advising clients on legal requirements arising from virtual care, AI, big data — Lexpert
  • Osler News Jun 26, 2023

    Virtual healthcare and collaborative research project raising privacy law issues – Lexpert

    Osler partner Susan Newell discusses new regulatory requirements and privacy law risks regarding virtual healthcare technologies in a recent Lexpert...

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  • Osler News Jun 15, 2022

    Roll up in health care sector grows as private equity, strategic players see opportunity – Lexpert

    From veterinary and dental services to the emerging field of virtual care and beyond, investors are finding significant opportunity in the Canadian...

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  • Osler News Feb 16, 2021

    Osler welcomes 12 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2021

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 12 new partners and two new counsel across five of our offices, effective March 1, 2021.

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Credentials

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • McMaster University, B. Kin. (Hons.)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association