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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.
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."
Represented Picton Mahoney in a number of fund launches, including that of its Fortified Income Alternative Fund.
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."
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP