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Loblaws and Shoppers Divestitures Approved

The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest nine  in-store pharmacies to Remedy’s Rx, two grocery stores to Metro Inc., and two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies to the Jean Coutu Group. The divestitures are pursuant to a March 2014 Consent Agreement between Loblaw and the Commissioner of Competition that resolved the Bureau’s concerns with Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Loblaw still has to sell another 14 stand-alone retail outlets, as the Consent Agreement does not permit them simply to be closed. The Bureau expressed the hope that these divestitures will remedy the [...] Full article

Reynolds Free to Wrap Up Acquisition of NFP

Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. acquisition of Novelis Foil Products North America Division (NFP) will not lessen or prevent competition substantially, the Competition Bureau concluded recently, even though NFP’s “Alcan” brand competes with Reynolds aluminum foil, and is the leading brand in Canada. Full article

Transcontinental Agrees to Sell 34 Community Newspapers

Transcontinental Inc. has agreed to sell 34 out of the 74 weekly newspapers it is buying from Quebcor Media Inc. in order to resolve the Competition Bureau’s concerns that the [...] Full article

Lousiana Pacific Abandons Plan to Acquire Ainsworth Lumber

The Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has abandoned its plan to acquire Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., as a result of a concerns raised by both the Competition Bureau and the United [...] Full article


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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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