- Corporate Commercial Law
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Energy: Oil & Gas
- Infrastructure & Transportation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 403.298.3426|
|University ||Queen's University, B.A., Hons., 1988|
|Law School||University of Calgary, LL.B., 1994|
Will Osler is co-head of the firm's capital markets and mergers & acquisitions practice. He practices in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. He has significant experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, acting for both issuers and underwriters, as well as Canadian and international takeover bids, plans of arrangement and asset and share purchase transactions. He has represented clients in several of Canada's largest recent initial public offerings. His corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors with respect to general compliance matters as well as specific issues arising out of transactions. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on a variety of business law topics and was Chair of Insight's 2013 Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference.
Will is recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/M&A; the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities; the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Addition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers; the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; Who's Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets; and Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers.
Will was a member of the firm's partnership board from 2009 to 2011. He is currently a director of the Calgary Stampede, a trustee of the Calgary Health Trust and a director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada Southern Alberta Branch.
•2015, Best Lawyers in Canada
William S. Osler, recognized as one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers
•2014, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers
William S. Osler, recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada
•2014, Who's Who Legal: Canada
William S. Osler, recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of capital markets
• Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Amendments to Required Oil and Gas Disclosure
• Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Changes to the Rights Offering Regime
• TSX Adopts Extension Amendments Regarding Security-Based Compensation Arrangements and Backdoor Listings
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• Alan Rautenberg and Will Osler in the Globe and Mail on Cross-border Tax Schemes
• Will Osler Comments on Lack of Recent Calgary M&A Deals in the Legal Post
• Will Osler Comments in Financial Post on Firm's Strong Showing in 2011
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Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Amendments to Required Oil and Gas Disclosure
Tessa E.J. Guenther,William S. Osler, March 12, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators, or CSA, have published amendments (the Amendments) to National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Companion Policy 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (together, the Instrument). The Amendments...
Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Changes to the Rights Offering Regime
Sandra L. Malcolm,William S. Osler,Donald J.M. Sullivan, January 13, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators, or CSA, have published for comment proposed rule changes which would create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings conducted by reporting issuers other than investment funds (the Proposed Exemption). The Proposed Exemption is intended to...
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