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Closure: Abbott agrees to divestitures to acquire St. Jude

Abbott Laboratories, a US-based multinational medical device manufacturer, completed its acquisition of competitor St. Jude Medical after receiving clearance from competition authorities in Canada, the US, and the EU in late December. The Canadian Competition Bureau found that while the majority of medical devices offered by Abbott and St. Jude are largely complementary, each offers vessel closure devices (VCDs). Vessel closure devices to seal small access holes made in arteries when inserting a catheter during angiograms and other procedures. Abbott and St. Jude were the largest suppliers of VCDs in Canada, and together accounted for the vast majority of the market. Their merger would ... [more] Full article

Worth the Wait? National Security Guidelines Finally Published under the Investment Canada Act

The federal government has finally issued long-awaited Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments, which clarify its approach to the national security review regime for foreign investments that was ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

The Competition Bureau has released a template for merger consent agreements, with the intention of providing more transparency and predictability to businesses engaged in the merger review process. The consent agreement template sets out the ... [more] Full article

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 ... [more] Full article


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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel has a broad commercial litigation practice and represents both national and international clients in a variety of complex matters. Masiel has experience litigating cases involving professional negligence, commercial leasing and real property disputes, insurance, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, employment matters and defamation claims.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of competition and commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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