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Global Guide 2022
Canada Corporate/M&A
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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mergers and acquisitions transactions, whether large or small, have inherent complexities that need to be clearly understood and properly addressed. Experienced legal counsel is essential on all M&A transactions and for all clients, ranging from local start-ups to global conglomerates. With decades of experience advising successfully on M&A transactions, Osler can be trusted to provide clients with the right level of legal advice required to lead a successful deal, for several reasons including their involvement in a high volume and range of transactions, their breadth and depth of related expertise, their client focus and their U.S./cross-border legal services.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Canada
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What the team is known for

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt has an integrated practice with a strong pedigree in major M&A deals. With offices in key financial centres across Canada, the firm is well placed to feature strongly on market-leading transactions. Its impressive deal sheet comprises significant power, mining, and oil and gas matters, as well as real estate and financial services sector transactions. It is highly regarded for its technology and emerging company work, with a strong reputation for work on venture capital mandates. The team is also cited for its representation of large private equity sponsors and Canadian issuers in high-profile public offerings. It can frequently be found representing Canadian clients with significant international operations as well as inbound deal flows.

Work Highlights

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  • An Osler team led by Toronto-based Douglas Marshall advised Morgan Stanley as Canadian counsel on its USD7 billion acquisition of Eaton Vance.

Notable Practitioners

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Douglas A Bryce
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Douglas A Bryce
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Eminent Practitioners

Douglas Bryce is the national managing partner of the firm and enjoys a prominent reputation both in Ontario and beyond. He has a wealth of experience across a wide range of M&A and private equity matters.

Emmanuel Pressman
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Emmanuel Pressman
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Band 1

Chair of the firm's corporate department Emmanuel Pressman enjoys a stellar reputation and concentrates his practice on the representation of high-end clients in M&A and private equity matters.
"Manny is strong in dealing with complex transactions and addressing issues with practical solutions. He is a very strong negotiator and is also very creative."

Jeremy Fraiberg
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Jeremy Fraiberg
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Band 2

Toronto-based Jeremy Fraiberg serves as chair of the firm's M&A group and advises clients across the energy, mining and banking industries, among others.
"He is a very constructive and commercial negotiator. He is also very responsive."

John W Groenewegen
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John W Groenewegen
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Band 3

Toronto-based John Groenewegen is a regular adviser to private equity houses and institutional investors, and is well regarded by his clients.
"John is very commercially focused and is technically very sound. He is easy to deal with and very responsive."

Douglas R Marshall
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Douglas R Marshall
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Band 3

Douglas Marshall is a well-established Toronto-based corporate lawyer who regularly assists clients with M&A and capital markets transactions.
"He is a super-smart lawyer."

Frank Turner
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Frank Turner
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Band 4

Frank Turner is a respected figure in the Calgary corporate market, with a long-standing reputation for his handling of corporate finance and M&A transactions in the space.
"He is one of the best M&A and international business lawyers in the country."

Ranked Lawyers at
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Corporate/M&A

Douglas A Bryce
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Douglas A Bryce
E
Eminent Practitioners
Emmanuel Pressman
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Emmanuel Pressman
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Band 1
Jeremy Fraiberg
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Jeremy Fraiberg
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Band 2
Douglas R Marshall
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Douglas R Marshall
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Band 3
Frank Turner
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Frank Turner
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Band 4
Private Equity: Buyouts

John W Groenewegen
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John W Groenewegen
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Band 3