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Kelly O’Ferrall

Kelly O’Ferrall

Counsel, Employment & Labour


Contact Information

koferrall@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4897

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2009

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.

Queens University’s, Honours B.A.

Queen’s University, B.Sc.

Language(s)
English

Kelly helps local and international clients identify and implement strategies to mitigate workplace related legal risks. She provides routine advice to clients on best practices for developing and maintaining workplace policies and for complying with employment standards, human rights, workplace safety, and employee privacy laws. Kelly regularly negotiates contractual agreements on behalf of employers, including executive employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenant terms, as well as termination arrangements for departing employees. She also represents clients in response to constructive dismissal, human rights, as well as other employees claims and complaints. 

Kelly provides timely and practical advice on the labour and employment law aspects of corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies, restructuring and outsourcing transactions. She also assists public and private companies with implementing employee and executive compensation arrangements, such as bonus plans, stock option plans, and other equity and non-equity based compensation arrangements, in all cases tailored to meet her clients needs.

    Select Reported Deals:

    • The Board of Trustees of the WSIB Pension Plan Fund in the conversion of WSIB’s defined benefit, single employer pension plan to a jointly sponsored pension plan
    • Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its $212.5 million IPO
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its agreement with Duo Bank of Canada to purchase Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc.
    • Transdev Canada Inc. in its acquisition of Voyago 
    • Ventas Inc. in its proposed acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice.
    • Morgan Stanley in its proposed acquisition of Solium Capital for C$1.1 billion.
    • BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited in connection with its strategic alliance with RBC Global Asset Management Inc. to create a combined $60 billion ETF solution suite under the RBC iShares brand.
    • Quad-C Management on its investment in S.i. Systems.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)