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2014 thresholds for Competition Act merger notification and Investment Canada Act review

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 7 2014

Both the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act thresholds for review of acquisitions of Canadian businesses are expected to increase in 2014

Canada creates further uncertainty for investments by State-Owned Enterprises

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 7 2013

On April 29, 2013, the Government of Canada tabled its budget implementation bill, the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, which includes proposed

Top ten energy M&A trends in Canada for 2013

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 7 2013

It's generally agreed that 2012 was a difficult year for the oil and gas industry in Canada. No part of the industry was spared from challenging

CCS appeals Competition Tribunal's landfill decision; stay granted

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 4 2012

The Canadian landfill company that lost a merger challenge at the Competition Tribunal in Canada’s first pure prevention of competition case has appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal

Canada announces further changes to foreign investment review regime

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 28 2012

In the wake of the Canadian government’s announcement that it plans to make targeted changes to the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, announced on May 25 that additional amendments will be made to the ICA and the foreign investment review process

Ottawa wouldn't block foreign takeover of RIM

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 17 2012

On March 30, 2012, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said his government would not block a foreign takeover of Research In Motion, and RIM would be the master of its own destiny

Competition Bureau releases additional pre-merger interpretation guideline for consultation

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 16 2012

Competition Bureau has published a draft new Pre-Merger Interpretation Guideline for public consultation, providing details as to how the Bureau calculates the value of “assets in Canada” and “gross revenues from sales” for purposes of the merger notification thresholds

Canadian government to loosen foreign ownership restrictions in telecommunications sector

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 15 2012

As part of its plan to auction rights for the 700 MHz spectrum band, the Canadian government announced yesterday that it plans to amend the Telecommunications Act to lift foreign investment restrictions for telecommunications companies holding less than a 10 per-cent share of the total Canadian telecommunications market

Top ten energy M&A trends in Canada

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 27 2012

Despite uncertainty and slow growth in the US and Europe, Canada has continued, for the most part, to post impressive economic results

Increased 2012 thresholds for Competition Act notification and Investment Canada Act review

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 7 2012

The thresholds for review of acquisitions involving Canadian businesses will soon increase under both the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act