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Loblaws Agrees to Sell Stores to Acquire Shoppers

Loblaw Companies Limited agreed to sell 18 retail stores and 9 pharmacies, as well as to abide by certain behavioural restrictions, in order to receive Competition Bureau approval of its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Loblaw entered into a consent agreement with the Bureau on March 21, following the Bureau’s review of the proposed acquisition. During the merger review process, the Bureau concluded that the proposed transaction would likely lead to a substantial lessening or prevention of competition in the retail sale of pharmacy products and drugstore-type merchandise in Canada.  The Bureau determined that without a consent agreement, the proposed [...] Full article

Hockey Equipment Merger Not Offside

Canadian Tire affiliate FGL Sports’ acquisition of Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods Inc. is unlikely to substantially lessen or prevent competition in the retail market for hockey equipment, the Competition [...] Full article

Pre-Merger Notification Threshold Increased to $82 Million

The Competition Bureau announced on January 20, 2014, that the pre-merger notification size threshold will increase to $82 million, effective immediately following the publication of the Canada Gazette, which is [...] Full article

Competition Bureau Clears Life Sciences Merger

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. can proceed with its acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation after the Competition Bureau issued a No Action Letter on December 5, 2013, indicating that the Commissioner [...] 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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