William S. Osler

Bennett Jones LLP

855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E
Calgary, AB T2P 4K7
Phone: (403) 298-3426
Fax: (403) 265-7219
E-mail: oslerw@bennettjones.com

Practises in commercial transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. Has significant experience in domestic and cross-border joint bidding and co-ownership structures, including partnerships and joint ventures, as well as initial public offerings and public and private debt and equity offerings. Practice also covers Canadian and international take-over bids, corporate reorganizations, divestitures and general corporate and commercial law. Corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors on general compliance matters as well as specific issues arising out of transactions. Recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for corporate/M&A; Chambers Canada for corporate/commercial; The Legal 500: Canada for corporate/M&A; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities and M&A; the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Finance & Securities and M&A; the Lexpert®/ROB Special Editions: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; and Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers.

Year Called to the Bar:1995 (AB)
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Corporate Finance & Securities
Repeatedly Recommended
Corporate Commercial Law
Mergers & Acquisitions