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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 key provisions that the Bureau deems necessary to address the competitive issues before approving the transaction. When the Bureau is concerned about the potential anti-competitive effects of a proposed merger, it can opt to negotiate a consent agreement instead of challenging the transaction in a contested proceeding. A consent agreement sets out a list of actions that parties to the merger will implement in order to remedy the anti-competitive effects of the transaction, which typically include a divestiture of assets. Once the ... [more] Full article

Canadian chemical merger abandoned after FTC challenge

Superior Plus Corp. abandoned plans to buy rival chemical manufacturer Canexus Corporation after the US Federal Trade Commission challenged the merger. Both the FTC and the Canadian Competition Bureau concluded ... [more] Full article

Bureau Remedies Allergan Acquisition

In a consent agreement reached with the Competition Bureau, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to divest assets related to two pharmaceutical products in order to complete its acquisition of ... [more] Full article

Bureau Moves Iron Mountain in Recall Acquisition

Iron Mountain Inc. agreed to divest assets and customer contracts in 6 of the 10 markets where its acquisition target, Recall Holdings, operates. Iron Mountain will divest assets in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton ... [more] Full article


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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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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