With the European Union granting its conditional approval in late March, and U.S. antitrust authorities reportedly set to give their thumbs-up signal, Canada’s competition regulator has yet to issue its decision on Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto. The US$66 billion deal, which was originally announced in September 2016, has significant implications in the Canadian market,… Read More

As the independent law enforcement agency tasked with administering Canada’s Competition Act, the Competition Bureau operates on the fundamental assumption that competition is good for both businesses and consumers. So when examining a merger or acquisition, the Bureau will go through three main steps to determine whether a deal will result in reduced competition: “We look specifically… Read More