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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

BOX 50, 1 FIRST CANADIAN PLACE, 100 KING ST W, SUITE 6200, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5X 1B8, CANADA
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Work +1 416 362 2111
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Fax +1 416 862 6666
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https://www.osler.com
Calgary, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Paul Litner, Toronto, CANADA

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Paul Litner

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Work Department

Partner, Pensions & Benefits

Position

Paul is Chair of the Pensions & Benefits Department. His practice relates exclusively to pensions, benefits and compensation plans and their related investment arrangements. He advises both private and public sector clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of pension and employee benefits plans including: governance, fiduciary responsibilities, plan administration and compliance, pension fund investment, pension committees, plan wind up, surplus strategies, and the negotiation and drafting of plan and trust documents. Paul deals extensively with pension and benefits issues arising in corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and has advised on many large Canadian and international transactions. Paul regularly advises on pension litigation matters, and has appeared before and made submissions to federal and provincial regulators on various pension compliance and surplus matters. He has also assisted several clients in successfully implementing pension plan mergers and conversions.

Career

Bar Admission: Ontario, 1990

Languages

English

Member

•Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) •International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association •International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans •Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), Pension Section •Ontario Financial Services Tribunal, Member from 2002-2010.

Education

Queen’s University, LL.B. University of Toronto, B.A.


Canada

Pensions

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Litner - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Within: Pensions

A ‘clear leader in the pensions field’, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP impresses with its deep national practice, which sources highlight as ‘strong in both Toronto and Montreal’. A specialist in fund administration matters, the team is also a strong performer in investment matters, restructurings, litigation and corporate support work. Toronto-based department chair Paul Litner is a leading light who can turn his hand to all aspects of pension law; he advised Intercontinental Exchange on the pensions elements of its C$931m sale of Trayport Holdings to TMX Group. In one of the year’s most high-profile restructuring-related mandates, Litner also advised Sears Canada on its CCAA proceedings. Jana Steele (‘a superb lawyer, with a great practice’) is another senior figure in the Toronto team. In Montreal, Julien Ranger is ‘one to watch’, with more than one source commenting ‘if I could hire him, I would’. Other key clients include Ontario Pension Board, General Motors of Canada and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

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