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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Investment Funds

4 ranked lawyersBand 1Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Enjoys a strong presence in the ETF space as well as representing fund managers in formations, launches and downstream transactional work. Advises on significant mutual funds mandates, including assisting with public disclosure, compliance and regulatory filings. The group demonstrates considerable expertise in pooled and closed-end funds, and frequently assists clients located in the USA and further afield with their investment activities in Canada, benefiting from its well-established New York office. The firm also regularly acts for pension funds and Canadian banks on domestic and international mandates.

Strengths

One source praised the firm for having "high-quality individuals who are very conscientious and professional at all times."

Another commentator described the team as "highly skilled and talented. The client service model is terrific - they are able to deliver high-quality legal advice while also being very practical and efficient."

Work highlights

Represented Picton Mahoney in a number of fund launches, including that of its Fortified Income Alternative Fund.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, Andrew Aziz is both "a capable lawyer" and "a delight to work with." He is especially hailed for his longstanding experience in the formation and restructuring of private equity funds.

John Black has deep experience in fund launches and regulatory matters, in addition to M&A mandates and securities issuances. An impressed interviewee commented: "He is a very experienced, valuable and reliable resource for advice across all investment products and issues."

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Investment Funds Department

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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100 King Street West

1 First Canadian Place

Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5X 1B8

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Investment Funds


Andrew W Aziz
Band 1
John A Black
Band 1

Investment Funds: Fund Formation


Andrew W Aziz
Band 2
John A Black
Band 2