Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Healthcare Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Commands respect for its representation of local and international players in public and private health. Advises on a broad range of regulatory, privacy and corporate commercial matters. Maintains an impressive roster of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and government ministries. Continues to play a prominent role in the development of the emerging e-health sector.

Strengths"They are involved in the entire healthcare space," said one commentator, adding: "They have a nice perspective on today's issues and can bring so much experience to the table."

One client praised the group's ability to "be at the cutting edge in terms of business transaction understanding."

Work highlights Advised Right-Health on regulatory and structuring matters following its acquisition by Telus Canada.

Notable practitioners


Michael Watts
continues to be an acknowledged leader in the healthcare space, with renowned expertise in corporate governance and transactions, as well as assisting with the development of a range of e-health platforms. "He understands the regulatory framework really well. When I have business questions, I get business answers back from him," commented one client, adding: "He is able to provide really good strategic advice as well as legal advice."


Paula Trattner
has significant experience in healthcare administrative law, representing a range of institutions before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board on employee privilege mandates. Sources appreciate her "innovative and knowledgeable" approach, and one interviewee said: "She is an expert in what she does."