Overview and Programs

We couldn’t be more excited to have arrived in Vancouver in 2015! The Vancouver office of Osler was opened with the support of existing clients and we closed over 40 financing and acquisition transactions in our first year. We work closely with the lawyers across Osler’s other offices in Canada and New York to deliver a full service experience for our clients. We have access to national talent and the resources of a large national firm while still maintaining the collegiality of a small, growing office.

The Vancouver office is best known for our work in the technology sector. Our Emerging Companies Group is dedicated to fostering the growth of technology companies. We work with companies at all stages, from start-up through to exit. We advise on corporate/commercial matters and act on issuer and investor sides of debt and equity financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The Vancouver office also offers tax litigation and dispute resolution advice from our market leading Tax Group. Our lawyers focus on matters across a variety of industries and with varying levels of taxing agencies.

We have also expanded our presence in the Vancouver market with the addition of a securities law practice that has a focus on mining, as well as a banking and financial services practice which includes all types of commercial lending arrangements. We continue to grow our presence in these practice areas.

Summer and Articling Students

Our summer and articling program is designed to give students a practical experience. We strongly believe that hands-on training and active involvement are integral to our students’ successes as future lawyers. Our students will explore a variety of legal matters alongside the Partners and Associates as we equip them with the tools necessary for a successful career.

As a summer and articling student, students will engage with our legal professionals on a variety of matters relating to emerging companies, corporate/commercial law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial services, securities law, taxation and tax litigation, and P3 project development and finance.

We’re committed to investing in the growth of our students. To this end, our program is designed to maximize education during the summer and articling term while allowing students to experience the excitement and variety of the daily practice of law.