Osler is pleased to welcome Andrea Boctor as a partner in our Pensions and Benefits Group in Toronto, complementing our fully integrated team of experts and giving our clients access to yet another experienced advisor. Andrea's practice encompasses all areas of pensions and benefits law, including pension administration, investment structuring and compliance and pension issues that arise in the context of transactions, lending and restructurings. Andrea's practice has a particular focus on pension strategy, governance and fiduciary duty and on pension issues in the context of bankruptcy and insolvency.
Andrea's practice also includes advising clients on executive compensation matters including the taxation of stock and non-stock based compensation, supplemental pension and retirement compensation arrangements and bonus arrangements.
Andrea understands the unique challenges our clients face when navigating the evolving pensions and benefits legal landscape in Canada and she is frequently called upon for her expertise by government and in litigation matters.
"Andrea's reputation as a pensions and benefits law expert precedes her," says Paul Litner, Chair of Osler's Pensions and Benefits Group. "Our clients will be able to rely on her proven ability to effectively solve the most challenging and novel business issues that can arise, particularly in the current climate. Andrea will be an excellent asset to our firm and our clients alike, and is a fitting complement to our preeminent team of experts. We are thrilled to welcome her to Osler."
Andrea has been recognized for her expertise and excellent client service by various leading legal publications including Chambers Canada 2020, Chambers Global, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 and more. She is very active in the pension and benefits legal community, having been a frequent speaker at major pensions conferences, and having authored multiple thought leadership pieces.
Osler's Pensions and Benefits Group is consistently recognized as one of the leading pensions law practices in Canada. We are the "go-to firm" for strategic advice relating to plan governance, strategy and legal and regulatory compliance in connection with registered and non-registered pension plans. Our Group is recognized by leading publications — including a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Canada — for its market-leading expertise and is complemented by the specialized knowledge and skill contributed by the "cross-appointed" lawyers from our Tax and Litigation Departments.