100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Laura specializes in complex commercial litigation and class actions. She is co-chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP's Compensation Committee and a former co-chair of the Canadian Advocates' Society commercial litigation group. Laura has an enviable track record of success in her cases and appeals. Laura won the Treasurer’s Medal for highest marks in the 1995 Ontario Bar Admission Course and then clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Laura started her career as a criminal lawyer at a prominent defence firm. Most recently, Laura is lead counsel defending major class actions for many companies in the areas of securities claims, product liability (pharmaceutical litigation), and consumer protection. Laura has also defended credit card, overtime, and employment class actions. Laura has also been lead counsel in international arbitration disputes over acquisition and indemnity agreements. Laura was a key member of the trial team in one of the largest class actions in Canada and most recently in a very large and successful tax transfer pricing case. Laura has acted for many companies in some of the largest corporate transactions and arrangements in Canada. Laura has been counsel in expedited hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission.
On February 4, 2016, pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the Arrangement), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of COM DEV International Ltd. (COM DEV) and former COM DEV majority-owned subsidiary exactEarth Ltd. (exactEarth) was spun out into a standalone public company.
Western Lithium) and Lithium Americas Corp. (Lithium Americas) completed their all-stock, strategic business combination creating a leading lithium development company combining expertise, technology, and two significant lithium deposits based in North America and South America. The goal of the merger is to establish market leadership and develop future lithium supply requirements in a disciplined manner to reshape the current fragmented lithium development sector.
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...