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U.S. Department of Labour Fiduciary Rule Survives First Legal Challenge
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 11 2016

On November 5, 2016, the United States Department of Labour (the “DOL”)’s Fiduciary Rule for retirement accounts survived the first of a series of


Why are corporate formalities important?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 5 2010

Many compensation and pension actions require the approval of a company's board of directors, or a committee of the board, and for good reason


Your 401(k) plan and the shape of the earth
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 4 2014

I used to work with a very smart lawyer who said that he could give a legal opinion that the world was flat if his qualifying language was not limited


Canadian (and U.S.) investment funds face new risk of pension liability what’s keeping fund sponsors up at night
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 9 2013

Commonly controlled trades or businesses are jointly and severally liable for pension liabilities under the U.S. Employee Retirement


The inadvertent fiduciary: Mass Mutual crosses the line
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 16 2014

Plan fiduciaries are held to the highest performance standards and can be personally liable for breaches of fiduciary responsibility. Because of this


De-risking your U.S. pension: choices and challenges
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 11 2012

Defined benefit plan sponsors have become very focused on ways to control their asset volatility and to remove pension liabilities from their balance sheets


The ABC’s of target benefit plans part II
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 17 2014

This is my second blog post in a series regarding target benefit plans (TBPs) (for Part I, which provides a general overview of TBPs, see my March 10


More 401(k) plan fee disclosures: what to do by August 30
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 13 2012

For many years, critics of the current 401(k) fee system have claimed that high fees were hidden and not clearly disclosed by vendors


Canadian (and U.S.) investment funds face new risk of pension liability what’s keeping fund sponsors up at night
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 13 2013

A recent U.S. court case has significant implications for private equity (PE) funds that make investments in U.S. portfolio companies, and by


Short term reprieve delays fee disclosure, but don't put compliance on the back burner
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 15 2011

The issue of whether plan fees are too high, which I write about regularly, will not go away