Tag: Competition Bureau

Lexpert publishes US Cross-border Guide to the Leading Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert has just published the US Cross-border Guide to the Leading Litigation Lawyers in Canada. This Guide includes valuable information on Lexpert® peer-ranked lawyers, as well as journalist and law-firm written feature articles that keep American attorneys and in-house counsel current on critical legal issues. It is distributed to more than 15,000 US senior in-house

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‘A new type of retail market’: Loblaw-Shoppers deal clears competition review

Approximately eight months after the deal was announced, the Competition Bureau has finally cleared the blockbuster $12.4-billion merger between Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart — pending some concessions. The Competition Bureau handed down its judgement Friday. As part of the deal, Loblaw agreed to sell 18 stores and nine pharmacies to an independent operator. The Bureau

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‘Guidelines will only take us so far’: Osler competition law expert

Lack of clarity on foreign investment rules was the subject of headlines this week, after Ottawa announced last Friday that the proposed takeover of Progress Energy by Malaysian state-owned-enterprise (SOE) Petronas did not meet the “net benefit test.” With a new policy framework on foreign investment expected in the not-too-distant-future, Peter Glossop, partner at Osler,

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New Interim Commissioner of Competition appointed after Aitken resignation

The federal government recently announced the appointment of John Pecman as the interim Commissioner of Competition for up to a one-year term. Pecman takes over from Melanie Aitken, who announced her resignation in June. Aitken is a well known personality who had a significant impact on the direction of the Competition Bureau. Aitken spoke at this

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Competition Bureau in the news again

The Competition Bureau is back in the news again – at least in the legal news – with some changes to their process: “Canada’s Competition Bureau releases revised Merger Review Process Guidelines“: Stikeman Elliott’s TheCompetitor.ca Blog, January 12, 2012 “Increased 2012 thresholds for Competition Act notification and Investment Canada Act review“: Stikeman Elliott’s TheCompetitor.ca Blog,

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