John Osler, QC is a partner in our Business Law Group in Calgary, a member of our board of directors and the chair of the McCarthy Tétrault Foundation.
John's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law matters for senior issuers. He has represented many of Canada’s largest corporations in a variety of public and private transactions.
John advises public corporations on securities and corporate finance matters including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and dealings with securities regulators and Canadian and U.S. stock exchanges. He advises special committees and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate securities matters. He also advises corporations in connection with proxy fights and other shareholder disputes. Some of his recent notable work includes:
- BMO Capital Markets consent solicitation for ENMAX Corporation, June 18, 2019
- Enbridge Inc. buy back of Enbridge Income Fund, November 14, 2018
John is a member of the Alberta Securities Commission Advisory Committee. He has prepared various papers and is a frequent speaker at legal education conferences.
John is the Past Chairman of the Alberta Cancer Foundation and is a native Calgarian who is actively involved in the community in various organizations and charities. Mr. Osler received a BA from Queens University in 1985 and an LLB from Dalhousie University in 1988. He was called to the Alberta bar in 1989.
Leading Lawyer: Corporate/Commercial (Alberta)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Leading Lawyer: Corporate Mid-Market
Lexpert Special Edition: Energy
IFLR 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms
Notable Practitioner: Capital markets: debt, capital markets: equity, M&A