Osler Expands Its National Restructuring and Insolvency Practice

    CALGARY, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP today announced the
addition of two of Western Canada's leading insolvency practitioners who will
provide further depth, breadth and strength to the firm's national
restructuring and insolvency practice.
    Robert Anderson and Christa Nicholson have joined the firm as partners,
based in Osler's Calgary office. Both joined from the Calgary office of
another national firm and have developed outstanding reputations in
restructuring and insolvency work for a wide range of clients.
    Robert Anderson has more than 27 years of experience in domestic,
cross-border and international corporate restructurings, workouts,
bankruptcies, insolvencies, credit and loan recoveries, foreclosures and
complex commercial litigation. He has represented and advised secured and
unsecured creditors, lienholders, landlords, tenants, equipment lessors,
debtors, receivers, trustees, liquidators, monitors and purchasers. Robert
also has extensive experience in large real estate, corporate, commercial,
energy, employment, tort and products liability litigation.
    Christa Nicholson's insolvency and restructuring expertise includes
significant experience advising clients in insolvencies, bankruptcies,
restructurings, loan recoveries, and security enforcement, as well as in
commercial foreclosures. Over her 17-year career, Christa has acted on large
insolvency retainers representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors
from various industries, purchasers, landlords and tenants, as well as
trustees, monitors and receivers. Christa also practices general commercial
litigation including alternative dispute resolution (such as Canadian and
international arbitration) and acts on energy, product liability, and other
complex business disputes.
    "Two new partners with the judgement and experience of Robert and Christa
are important additions to Osler because of the expertise they will provide to
our clients," said Edward Sellers, Osler's restructuring/insolvency practice
leader. "In this business climate, we are especially pleased to be able to
offer the skills of these accomplished lawyers through our national practice.
Our new partners will work closely with lawyers from our other leading
practice groups, including litigation, financial services and mergers &
acquisitions to help our clients address the business challenges of the
current economic environment."
    Tris Mallett, managing partner of Osler's Calgary office, added: "We are
pleased to welcome Robert and Christa and their added expertise in a vital
area of practice. They are an important addition to our office and further
strengthen the services that Osler can offer our clients in Western Canada."

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is widely recognized as one of Canada's
leading law firms, with more than 450 lawyers serving clients from offices in
Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and New York. For more about Osler, visit

For further information:

For further information: Judy Stein-Korte, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
(416) 862-4219, jstein@osler.com; Pat McLaren, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
(403) 260-7077, pmclaren@osler.com

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