Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Title: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Category: Legal
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Added on: Jun 16, 2012
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is among the largest law firms in Canada, specializing in business law. The company practices internationally and nationally, with offices in Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Toronto, and New York. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt is one of Bay Street’s sever sisters. Its main competitors are McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, and others.

The law firm was created by Britton Bath Osler in 1862, who began to practice law in Dundas, Ontario. Later, he joined the Toronto partnership D’Alton McCarthy, which was then known as McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin, and Creelman. The firm expanded its practice, with Oslar taking high profile criminal trials such as the 1885 Treason Trial. After Osler’s death in 1900, the name of the firm was changed to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in 1916.

Today, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt specializes in a wide array of areas of law, including pensions and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, class actions, and many others. In the field of banking and financial services, the firm navigates between Canadian, US, and international environments, addressing and anticipating industry-specific issues. The firm provides debt finance and banking expertise regarding cross-border and domestic transactions. In the field of marketing and distribution, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt has developed extensive expertise and knowledge important to advertising and marketing matters. Given that clients deal with a variety of consumer services and products, including financial services, consumer credit, retail services, and others, the firm’s legal professionals have become experts in different aspects of provincial and federal consumer protection laws. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt also specializes in employment and labor law, partnering with a wide array of companies, from medium-sized and small companies to global entities. The firm provides representation and comprehensive advice in different areas of law, including grievance arbitration, employment standards, collective bargaining, and collective agreement administration, among others. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt offers legal advice on mergers and acquisitions, strikes and lockouts, human rights, and more, keeping its clients up-to-date regarding arbitration decisions, recent court decisions, and new legislation. Finally, the firm offers advice regarding real estate transactions, advising institutional investors, lenders, borrowers, manufacturers, and a variety of other clients.
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