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2019 merger review thresholds for Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

The threshold for certain pre-closing net benefit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2019. Competition Act Canada uses a two-part test for determining whether a pre-merger notification is necessary. The two-part test is based on the size of the parties and the … Continue reading

Antitrust-approval risks: issues and pitfalls in international M&A agreements

Obtaining antitrust approvals is a key part of the overall transaction process for many M&A transactions. Currently, there are over 100 national and regional antitrust regimes, with new regimes being introduced and existing regimes extended on a regular basis. Recognizing the growing complexity of the antitrust approval process, merging parties and their counsel increasingly seek … Continue reading