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Chambers Global Practice Guide – Merger Control 2019
The guide covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions
Canada
14 Aug 2019
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Competition Bureau Challenges Thoma Bravo's Acquisition Of Oil And Gas Reserves Software Firm, Aucerna
On June 17, 2019 the Competition Bureau announced that it is challenging Thoma Bravo's acquisition of Aucerna, a company that offers valuation and reporting software to Canadian oil and gas producers.
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Will Hear Appeal On Contested Mergers
On July 11, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Tervita Corporation v. Commissioner of Competition. Five months earlier, the Federal Court of Appeal (the "FCA") upheld the order of the Competition Tribunal (the "Tribunal") requiring Tervita (formerly known as CCS Corporation) to divest the Babkirk hazardous waste landfill site that it obtained through its acquisition of Complete Environmental Inc.
Canada
26 Jul 2013
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Unprecedented $30 Million Fine Imposed By Ontario Court For Bid-Rigging Offences
On April 18, 2013 before Justice L.D. Ratushny of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a Japanese supplier of motor vehicle components, Yazaki Corporation ("Yazaki") pleaded guilty to three counts of bid-rigging, in violation of subsection 47(2) of the Competition Act.
Canada
24 Apr 2013
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Dramatic Conclusion to Six Months of Uncertainty under the Investment Canada Act: Government Approves Two Acquisitions by State Owned Enterprises and Issues New SOE Guidance
Yesterday (December 7, 2012), Canada’s Industry Minister announced that he had approved, under the Investment Canada Act, the proposed acquisitions by CNOOC, a Chinese stated-owned enterprise ("SOE") of Nexen, an oil and gas company with significant oil sands assets, and Petronas, a Malaysian SOE of Progress Energy, a natural gas producer.
Canada
13 Dec 2012
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Misleading Advertising: What's The Fine Print For?
The Competition Bureau recently announced that Bell Canada had, in a consent agreement filed with the Competition Tribunal, agreed to stop making what the Bureau had concluded were misleading representations about the prices offered for some of Bell Canada's services.
Canada
8 Jul 2011
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Conservative Majority Government: Implications For The "Investment Canada Act", Foreign Ownership Rules In Telecommunications, And The "Competition Act"
The May 2, 2011 Canadian federal election resulted in the Conservative Party forming its long sought majority government (now with 167 seats in the House of Commons, up from 143 seats).
Canada
7 Jun 2011
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Conservative Majority Government: Implications for the "Investment Canada Act", Foreign Ownership Rules in Telecommunications, and the "Competition Act"
The May 2, 2011 Canadian federal election resulted in the Conservative Party forming its long sought majority government (now with 167 seats in the House of Commons, up from 143 seats).
Canada
 
25 May 2011
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Increased Enforcement For Restrictive
Following several years of relative inactivity, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition (the ‘Commissioner’) filed two applications with the Competition Tribunal (‘Tribunal’) in 2010 for relief under restrictive trade practices provisions of Canada’s Competition Act (the ‘Act’), and in 2009 secured a consent agreement in another matter without the need for full proceedings.
Canada
19 May 2011
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2010 A Year in Review - Antitrust/Competition & Marketing
Although 2010 lacked the drama of the previous year (which, among other things, witnessed major changes to Canada's competition legislation), as we discuss in this bulletin, there were a number of highly significant developments during 2010, particularly on the enforcement front.
Canada
 
23 Feb 2011
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Substantial Changes To The "Competition Act" And "Investment Canada Act" Enacted – Businesses Must React
On March 12, 2009, after being expeditiously passed by both Houses of Parliament, Bill C-10 received Royal Assent and is now law.
Canada
18 Mar 2009
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Dramatic Changes To Canada´s Competition And Foreign Investment Review Laws Proposed In Bill C-10
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has followed through with pre-election promises to amend Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws.1 On February 6th, Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, was tabled in the House of Commons and proposes fundamental changes to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.
Canada
 
11 Feb 2009
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Re-Election Of Conservative Government Brings Proposed Changes To Canadian Competition And Foreign Investment Laws Closer To Reality
The re-election of a Conservative minority government on October 14, 2008 (now with 143 seats in the House of Commons, up from 124 in the 2006 election), keeps alive the Harper Government’s pre-election plans to change Canadian competition and foreign investment laws.
Canada
13 Nov 2008
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Prime Minister´s First Response To The Report Of The Competition Policy Review Panel
In our July, 2008 bulletin we discussed the June 26, 2008 Report of the Competition Policy Review Panel (the “Wilson Report”).
Canada
17 Sep 2008
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The Competition Bureau´s Draft Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin
In April, the Competition Bureau released for public comment a draft Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin, which is intended to provide businesses with guidance on measures they should consider in order to prevent or minimize their risk of contravening the Competition Act (and selected other statutes) and detect contraventions, and to provide businesses with tools to help them develop their own compliance programs.
Canada
29 Jul 2008
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Competition Policy Review Panel Proposes National Competitiveness Agenda
The Competition Policy Review Panel appointed by the Conservative Government has in its June 26 Report proposed sweeping changes to Canada's foreign investment and competition laws.
Canada
 
28 Jul 2008
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Antitrust/Competition & Marketing 2007 Year In Review
On December 14, 2007, a consent agreement between the Commissioner of Competition and Akzo Nobel N.V. was filed with the Competition Tribunal, which provides for the divestiture of certain paint brands and other assets following Akzo’s acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC. Netherlands-based Akzo owns and sells a number of paint brands in Canada, including Sico, Para, Bétonel and Crown Diamond.
Canada
 
6 Mar 2008
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Whither Foreign Investment in Canada? - The First Shoe Drops
In our October 2007 Bulletin, we reported that the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, had announced in a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade that he intended to deal with the issue of national security in the context of foreign investment in Canada and that he would also be addressing specifically the issue of investment in Canada by state-owned enterprises ("SOEs").
Canada
7 Jan 2008
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Whither Foreign Investment In Canada?
In 1985, the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”) was enacted, replacing the Foreign Investment Review Act. The enactment of the ICA ushered in a period, which continues to this day, in which foreign investment has been welcomed in all but a few protected sectors.
Canada
26 Oct 2007
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2006 Year in Review: Mergers
The Commissioner of Competition ("Commissioner") decided not to challenge the amalgamation of Alderwoods Group Inc. ("Alderwoods") with a wholly owned subsidiary of Service Corporation International ("SCI"). SCI was the largest provider of "death care services" in North America, while Alderwoods was the second largest.
Canada
14 Feb 2007
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