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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 that the merger would harm competition. The Bureau ruled that the merger would be saved by efficiency gains and gave the parties the go-ahead. In the US, where efficiencies are treated differently, the FTC filed an administrative complaint challenging the merger. Toronto-based Superior and Calgary-based Canexus produce chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. The Bureau concluded that their merger would substantially lessen competition for the supply sodium chlorate and several ... [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

Parkland Agrees to Divest Gas Stations

Parkland Fuel Corporation has agreed to divest gas stations or exclusive gasoline supply agreements in six markets in Ontario and Manitoba, and to abstain from increasing its margins on wholesale gasoline ... [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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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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