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Manulife – Standard Life Acquisition Cleared

Insurance giant Manulife Financial Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Standard Life PLC’s Canadian assets has been approved by the Competition Bureau. Both companies offer  group retirement and benefits services and individual wealth products, among other things. Despite this overlap, the Competition Bureau concluded that the transaction is unlikely to substantially lessen or prevent competition because other competitors offer similar products and services. [more] Full article

Green light for Transforce’s Acquisition of Contrans

Trucking company Transforce got a green light from the Competition Bureau to complete its acquisition of its rival Contrans. Both companies provide non-specialized (dry box trailers) and specialized trucking services. The ... [more] Full article

Sale of Ten Shoppers Drug Mart Stores by Loblaw Approved

The Competition Bureau has approved the sale by Loblaw of ten Shoppers Drug Mart stores, pursuant to the March 2014 Consent Agreement that resolved the Bureau’s concerns about Loblaw’s acquistion of ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Clears Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger

Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons is unlikely to harm competition because there are many competitors in the fast food industry and low barriers for entry by new competitors, the ... [more] 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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