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Merger Notification Threshold Raised to $88m

The pre‑merger notification threshold relating to transaction‑size will be $88 million in 2017, up from $87 million last year, the Competition Bureau announced recently. Mergers are only notifiable if three threshold tests are met: Transaction type: the transaction must involve an “operating business in Canada“. Transactions can take various forms, for example, acquisitions of assets or shares, amalgamations, combinations, etc. Party size: the Canadian assets or sales of all parties and their affiliates must be $400 million or more. Transaction size: the target must have Canadian assets or sales of $88 million or more. [more] Full article

Closure: Abbott agrees to divestitures to acquire St. Jude

Abbott Laboratories, a US-based multinational medical device manufacturer, completed its acquisition of competitor St. Jude Medical after receiving clearance from competition authorities in Canada, the US, and the EU in ... [more] Full article

Worth the Wait? National Security Guidelines Finally Published under the Investment Canada Act

The federal government has finally issued long-awaited Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments, which clarify its approach to the national security review regime for foreign investments that was ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

The Competition Bureau has released a template for merger consent agreements, with the intention of providing more transparency and predictability to businesses engaged in the merger review process. The consent agreement template sets out the ... [more] Full article


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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

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Daphne Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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