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TVA’s acquisition of Transcontinental magazines approved

TVA Group’s proposed acquisition of Transcontinental’s consumer magazine portfolio was recently cleared by the Competition Bureau. Both TVA and Transcontinental are major Canadian communications companies with a strong sector in magazine publishing. Under the acquisition, TVA will become the sole owner of 11 magazine brands, which include well-known titles such as Elle Canada, Canadian Living and The Hockey News. The Bureau concluded that the transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition, based on the following considerations: the presence of competitors in the same magazine genres advertisers’ abilities to reach the same demographics through other magazines and media ... [more] Full article

GSK-Novatis transaction approved in Canada based on commitments in EU and US

A proposed transaction between two multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis was recently given the go-ahead by the Competition Bureau. The proposed transaction was announced ... [more] Full article

Pre-merger notification threshold increases to $86 million

The transaction size pre-merger notification threshold for 2015 will be $86 million, up from $82 million in 2014, the Competition Bureau announced recently. The new threshold is expected to come ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Approves Pharmacy Management Merger

Pharmacy management solutions companies TELUS Health and XD3 Solutions recently agreed to make it easier for pharmacists to switch software providers, in order to resolve the Competition Bureau’s concerns that their ... [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

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

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