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Loblaw Sells Three Shoppers Drug Mart Stores To Rexall and McKesson

On December 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau approved the sale of three additional Shoppers stores to Rexall and an independent pharmacist operating under the McKesson banner. Under the Consent Agreement signed between Loblaw and the Bureau in March 2014, Loblaw is required to sell a total of 27 stores as a condition for clearing its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. The Bureau previously approved the sale of 10 Shoppers Drug Mart stores in October 2014, and 13 other Loblaw-owned stores in July 2014. [more] Full article

Medtronic secures approval to buy Covidien after agreeing to divestitures

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. resolved the Competition Bureau’s concern that its acquisition of competitor Covidien PLC would reduce competition for the supply of drug-coated balloon catheters for the treatment ... [more] Full article

Reliance acquires its largest competitor, National

Shortly after agreeing to pay hefty $5 million penalty to settle the Competition Bureau’s allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive tactics to prevent competitors from expanding, hot water heater supplier ... [more] Full article

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, ... [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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