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What the team is known for First-rate team that advises an enviable portfolio of blue-chip clients from both the public and private sectors. A national practice with offices in Toronto and Montréal capable of advising clients across the country. Respected for its work on large-scale pensions and benefits mandates, including pension plan restructuring, insolvencies, pension investments, plan design and de-risking. Noted for its experienced representation of clients in pensions disputes and advising on investment compliance.
Strengths An interviewee stated: "I find them very client-focused," adding that "they are very efficient and they certainly have the experience and the expertise in terms of the issues we grapple with."
Sources characterise the firm as "extremely knowledgeable, direct and clear when dealing with dates, processes and opposing parties."
Work highlights Advised Royal Bank of Canada on the pensions and benefits elements of the sale of its banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean.
Andrea Boctor is heralded by sources as "very knowledgeable" and "very pragmatic and thoughtful." She advises on the pensions and benefits aspects of acquisitions, and supports a range of clients in pension administration and investment matters. She joined Osler in September 2020.
Perceived by clients as "very technically capable and a very hard worker,"
Jonathan Marin acts on substantial transactions. His experience includes representing banks in the pensions and benefits aspects of financings.
Julien Ranger-Musiol is particularly active on pensions and benefits work relating to M&A, and also acts on litigation. Sources deem him "a strong technical lawyer who is very proficient at explaining things," calling him "a real advocate for clients."
Paul Litner is described by clients as "very easy to deal with" and "incredibly informative." Active on major mandates in the space, his work includes the pensions and benefits elements of M&A. According to sources, "he is a very good lawyer. Clients like him, and he has lots of expertise and knowledge in the area."