Tag: Regulatory law

Are regulatory lawyers the new rainmakers?

Lexpert’s July/August issue is out and the cover story asks the provocative question whether regulatory lawyers are becoming more important than traditional M&A lawyers at business law firms. Given that, among at least one of Canada’s major firms, the highest-paid partner is a regulatory lawyer (according to our writer Julius Melnitzer’s research), this may not

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Bell’s bid to acquire Astral gets regulatory approval

The CRTC approved BCE’s bid to acquire Astral Media’s television and radio services on Thursday. Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, stated in a press release: “Astral’s application put forward a different approach and responded to many of our concerns. Yet there remained a significant risk that BCE could exert its market power to limit choice and competition. To ensure

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‘Twists and turns’ in getting regulatory approval for air carrier investment

When US-based Bristow Group wanted to invest in Canadian air carrier Cougar Helicopters, the regulatory process was demanding. Mitchell Gropper, QC, of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, was lead transactional counsel for Cougar and VIH Aviation Group, its parent company. He spoke to Lexpert about the deal: Every transaction has different twists and turns

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