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Our Reputation and Recent Representative Work

March 2012

Osler once again received the coveted top tier ranking for Corporate/M&A in the recently released 2012 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business which notes that Osler is “acclaimed for its deep bench.” Osler’s Corporate/M&A practice has now received this Tier 1 ranking for over a decade. Osler also had over 70 individuals recognized for their expertise across 16 categories.

Osler was mentioned in three of Lexpert’s “Top 10” deals of 2011, including the No. 1 deal of the year: Rocks, Rocks, Rocks: Barrick Takes Equinox.

Osler’s corporate team welcomed two new partners on March 1, 2012: Christopher Main (Montréal) and Evan Low (Calgary).

Recent transactions

Recent transactions in which we have been involved include:

  • URS Corporation in its $1.5 billion proposed acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.
  • Nexen Inc. in the sale of a 40% working interest in shale gas assets in the Horn River, Cordova and Liard basins in northeast British Columbia to a consortium led by INPEX Gas British Columbia Ltd. and in the creation of a strategic partnership to develop those shale gas assets.
  • Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation in their $1 billion acquisition of Grande Cache Coal Corp.
  • Dundee REIT on its $608 million acquisition of Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • Hydro One, Inc. in its issuance of $300,000,000 3.20% Series 25 Notes due 2022
  • The initial purchasers in connection with the Rule 144A offerings by Golden Credit Card Trust of $450 million of 1.77% credit card receivables-backed senior notes and $500 million of floating rate credit card receivables-backed senior notes
  • The underwriters in a $237.5 million offering of Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series K by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Recent publications

In case you missed them, here are some recent Osler Updates:

Contact us

For more information on our Corporate Practice Group contact:

Douglas Marshall 
Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group 

Frank J. Turner 
Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group 

Part of the Corporate Review - March 2012

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