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When Foreign Investors Target Canada, Politics may Matter
The Canadian M&A story of the year was undoubtedly BHP Billiton’s hostile bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and the federal Minister of Industry's rejection of the deal under the "Investment Canada Act" (ICA).
7 Jan 2011
U.S. Steel Case Decision in Canada May Have Broader Ramifications
On June 14, in The Attorney General of Canada v. United States Steel Corporation and U.S. Steel Canada Inc., the Federal Court of Canada upheld the constitutional validity of the process and penalties for enforcing Canada’s foreign investment review statute, the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
23 Jun 2010
Canada Announces Intention To Liberalize Foreign Ownership Restrictions In The Uranium Mining Industry
On March 3, 2010, the federal government announced that it intends to liberalize the foreign investment restrictions on Canada’s uranium mining sector.
19 Mar 2010
Developments In Canadian Foreign Investment Review
The high level of activity of foreign acquirors and investors in the natural resources area, particularly in the mining sector, has resulted in heightened interest in the requirements of the "Investment Canada Act" and recent developments relating to the legislation.
27 Jul 2009
Canadian Industry Minister Sues To Enforce ´Investment Canada Act´ Undertakings
On Friday, July 17, the Minister of Industry filed a Notice of Application with the Federal Court of Canada seeking to force United States Steel Corporation to fulfill regulatory undertakings that the company made to the Canadian government on acquiring Canadian steelmaker Stelco Inc. in 2007.
21 Jul 2009
Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Amendments Now In Force
On February 9, we reported that the federal government had tabled Bill C-10, which, in addition to implementing the government's January 27 budget, would amend the Competition Act in a number of important areas, including merger notification and review, agreements between competitors, and pricing and distribution.
16 Mar 2009
Competition Panel’s Report Is Underwhelming At Best
The Competition Policy Review Panel’s recent report has commendable objectives, but those hoping for innovative proposals for real reform have been badly let down.
14 Aug 2008
Recent Developments In Competition Law (Canadian Mega-Mergers Review)
The practice of competition law in Canada falls into two broad but distinct categories: solicitor (advisory) work (which includes merger analysis); and litigation.
20 Jun 2008
Reflections On The Canadian Merger Review Process: Time For Reform?
The Canadian pre-merger notification and review process, like those in other jurisdictions, has strengths and weaknesses. Legislative flexibility coupled with pragmatic enforcement by the Competition Bureau (the Bureau) has resulted in a system that imposes a light regulatory burden on parties to transactions that do not give rise to substantive competition law issues.
13 Mar 2008
Canada’s Approach To Remedies In International Mergers
Canada’s Competition Bureau has recently formalised the approach it will take to remedies in international mergers. In its Information Bulletin on Merger Remedies in Canada, the bureau affirmed its desire to explore coordinated solutions with agencies in other jurisdictions.
17 Dec 2007
New Guidelines On Foreign Investment In Canada By Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
Canada’s Industry Minister, Jim Prentice, has released guidelines clarifying the application of the Investment Canada Act to takeovers of Canadian businesses by foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
12 Dec 2007
Potential New Impediments To M&A Transactions: Restrictions On Foreign State–Owned Enterprises And A New National Security Test In Canada
On October 9, 2007, Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, announced that this fall the government of Canada will consider introducing new guidelines on takeovers by foreign state–owned enterprises; and amending the Investment Canada Act to permit the review of foreign investments that could compromise Canada’s national security.
25 Oct 2007
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