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Canada Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
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Osler's National Litigation and Dispute Resolution team advises on and solves business-critical issues for Canadian, as well as global, organizations. Best known for handling multijurisdictional class actions and complex corporate/commercial litigation, we defend major institutional clients on high-profile ("bet-the-company"), precedent-setting cases across various industries and at all levels of courts in Ontario, Alberta, Québec, British Columbia and most other provinces, as well as in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. We regularly appear in hearings before a variety of provincial and federal tribunals, such as the Financial Services Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Assessment Board and the Ontario and Alberta Securities Commissions and represent clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution.


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Disputes (International & Cross-Border) - Canada
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What the team is known for

Olser, Hoskin & Harcourt is a strong independent Canadian law firm with full-service abilities and expertise across key domestic markets, offering global reach through a New York presence and a well-maintained network of partner firms. The law firm has a robust reputation domestically and is a strong brand in US and international markets, with a stellar track record in cross-border transactions.  The law firm is a market leader in the energy space, providing regulatory expertise and deal capabilities to major oil and gas players internationally. Also provides contentious teams well-versed in general commercial litigation as well as class action cases.

Across Canadian locations, the law firm offers broad contentious capabilities centred around serving its corporate client base. Its teams are well-versed in energy disputes relating to foreign clients’ assets and operations in Canada, as well as representing Canadian oil and gas clients in international disputes and arbitration relating to foreign-held assets and projects. The class action and product liability groups also display proficiency in cross-border matters, often acting for companies in the pharmaceutical industry on the Canadian aspects of multi-jurisdictional cases. Aided by its New York presence, the law firm is well positioned for commercial litigation including around securities and tax.

Strengths

A client remarks: "Their presence across Canada is strong, which is a benefit for us," further highlighting that they are also "extremely good at handling international aspects."

Another comments: "Their depth and breadth of expertise is what stands out, as well as a deep understanding of our business."

Notable practitioners

Larry Lowenstein handles all manner of commercial disputes from his base in Toronto, including those relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. He also has significant class actions experience.
"He is an éminence grise; he has outstanding strategic insights and a great way of managing specific clients."

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