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Competition Bureau Signs MOU with the OSC

The Competition Bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on November 25, 2014. The OSC regulates the capital market in Ontario. Both agencies share a mutual interest in protecting the public from fraudulent business practices while maintaining fairness, efficiency and confidence in the market. Under the MOU, the Competition Bureau and the OSC have agreed to cooperate in the following areas: Notification of matters that are of mutual interest or concern; Assisting in investigations, litigation or other enforcement action; Exchanging information and intelligence; Implementing collaborative opportunities for staff training; and Annual meetings at senior management ... [more] Full article

Bureau knocks Bauer’s helmet claims

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has agreed to stop making claims about its RE-AKT helmets that the Competition Bureau says create the impression that the helmets can protect players from concussions, in a ... [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

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


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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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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville demonstrates broad-ranging skills and knowledge in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, securities and employment law.

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