Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Retail Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Highly regarded retail group with a particularly strong reputation for both franchising and privacy. Demonstrates impressive strength in retail insolvency, as well as leasing, advertising and high-stakes disputes. Well placed to assist multinational retailers with their Canadian operations, drawing on its experience in corporate and real property transactions, as well as e-commerce issues. The firm provides support to a wide variety of household-name brands, and has a strong record assisting leading American companies with their Canadian expansion programmes.

Strengths Interviewees note: "Osler is an excellent firm, and its lawyers are knowledgeable, smart and capable."

The firm wins widespread recognition for its complementary strength in franchising.

Work highlights Provides ongoing advice to Indigo Books & Music in relation to its current leases in Canada, as well as on its American expansion programme.

Notable practitioners


Andraya Frith
draws acclaim from interviewees as "an excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable and articulate." Her client base of major retailers benefits from her expertise in franchising, as well as her knowledge of privacy, advertising and e-commerce.