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Commissioner of Competition makes his mark: Rare merger challenges

A recent notice of application filed with the Canadian Competition Tribunal is the first contested merger challenge since the Staples / Office Depot transaction in 2015 and the first by the current Commissioner who himself received a permanent appointment as Commissioner only in March 2019.

 

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Investment Canada Act pre-merger review threshold increases to $ 1 billion

Canada’s planned increase to the generally applicable threshold for “net benefit” reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) from $800 million to $1 billion became effective June 22, 2017. The new threshold, should have the effect of exempting most investments or dispositions by WTO investors from the “net benefit to Canada” review process under the ICA.

 

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