Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Capital Markets Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for High-end corporate firm with capital markets specialists in offices across Canada. Advises on a wide variety of transactions, including IPOs, bought deals and cross-border public offerings. Also well regarded for its expertise in asset-backed debt, hybrid securities and covered bond programmes. Represents a significant issuer client base and a range of domestic and international investment banks as well as corporations from sectors such as energy, gaming and utilities. Offers capital markets expertise to clients ranging from startups and emerging businesses to long-established market stalwarts.

Strengths One client enthused: "I have tremendous trust in their entire team. Their advice is always reliable, quick and appropriate."

Commentators highlight the team's "high level of expertise and efficiency in securitisation and high-yield debt matters."

Work highlights Represented numerous agents including CIBC Capital Markets and TD Securities in BMW Canada's CAD500 million MTN offering.

Notable practitioners


Desmond Lee
wins high praise for his "fantastic presence and reputation" in the field.He maintains a strong reputation for representing market-leading underwriters in significant public offerings.


Michael Innes
is considered "a very thoughtful advocate" by sources, who state: "You know that he knows all the technical answers and that he's going to get it right." He routinely acts for leading Canadian underwriters and companies on high-value debt offerings.


Peter Milligan
is praised by sources who note that "technically he really knows his stuff and has a strong reputation."His practice is centred around matters of securitisation and structured finance.

One commentator highlighted
Richard Fullerton
for his "high level of expertise in his field," furtherattesting that he "provides the highest level of legal service." His practice sees him engaged in a range of high-value transactions involving asset-backed securities.


Rosalind Hunter
acts for REITs as well as a range of large corporates on public offerings and private placements. Sources consider her a "thoughtful lawyer" who is "hard-working, smart and competent."