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Joshua Chad is a respected competition, antitrust and foreign investment lawyer. He counsels clients in all areas of competition and antitrust law, including merger review, cartels and price fixing defence, abuse of dominance, and marketing and advertising.

Advising clients on a wide array of other regulatory matters, Joshua provides guidance on foreign investment, telecommunications and transportation issues.

Notable among Joshua’s most recent files are representing Sunwing in its merger with WestJet, advising Paper Excellence in its acquisition of Domtar, counselling SYNNEX in its acquisition of TechData, and defending Ticketmaster in connection with allegations of deceptive marketing practices.

Joshua is an avid fan of tennis and the Toronto Maple Leafs, although only tennis tends to provide him with any joy.



Representative Matters

Representative transactions on the public record include:

  • SK Capital Partners on its acquisition of Apotex Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc.
  • Sunwing Vacations on its combination with WestJet
  • SYNNEX on its US$7.2-billion merger with Tech Data to create TD Synnex
  • Paper Excellence on its US$3-billion acquisition of Domtar
  • American Iron & Metal Company Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc.
  • Ticketmaster in its defence of alleged deceptive marketing practices
  • Luxottica in its €48-million merger with Essilor
  • Baker Hughes, in its acquisition by GE
  • SABMiller plc in its US$107-billion takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
  • JAB’s acquisition of Keurig
  • Coty’s acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble
  • G3 Global Grain Group’s acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board
  • MeadWestvaco Corp. in its US$16-billion merger with Rock-Tenn Company to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging
  • Rogers Communications Inc. in its joint acquisition with BCE Inc. of GLENTEL Inc., a Canadian-based multi-carrier mobile products distributor operating close to 500 retail locations in Canada under banners that include WirelessWave, TBooth Wireless, and Wireless Etc.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in the combination of its global trade book business with Pearson plc
  • MasterCard in connection with the Competition Bureau’s challenge to its Operating Rules

Speaking Engagements

Parallel Merger Review, The CBA Competition Law Section’s Young Lawyers Half Day Symposium

May 26, 2023

Nuts and Bolts of Deceptive Marketing, The CBA Competition Law Section's Marketing Practices Committee

December 7, 2020

10th Annual M&A Skills Boot Camp, Osgoode Professional Development

September 29, 2020

Understanding Undertakings: Tactics and Trends, CBA Section of Competition Law, Toronto, Ontario

June 26, 2018
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Teaching Engagements

  • Osgoode Professional Development, 11th Annual M&A Skills Boot Camp (February 22, 2022)
  • Osgoode Professional Development, 10th Annual M&A Skills Boot Camp (September 29, 2020)

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2024 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite Guide in the area of Competition Law – Under 45 Partners
  • Recognized in the 2023 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers as a Leading Litigation Lawyer
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Listed in the 2023 Who’s Who Legal: Competition Guide as a Future Leader – Partner in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended Lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022 as a future leader in Competition
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021 as a future leader in Competition
  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition – 2018-2021 (Future Leaders – Partners), which profiles the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under
  • Who’s Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders – Non Partners
  • Directors’ List, Center for Transnational Legal Studies
  • Graduated with Distinction, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • HBA ’86 Scholarship for community involvement and academic achievement, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Wilhemina & J. Gordon McIntosh Scholarship for top incoming average, Richard Ivey School of Business

Directorships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Vice-Chair of the International Committee
  • Young Lawyer Representative, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust’s Books and Treatises Committee, September 2018 – August 2019
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law
  • Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section: Vice-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2013
Called to the Ontario bar
2012
JD University of Toronto
2009
HBAUniversity of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business)

Publications

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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2024

The 2024 Canadian Chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control provides the most current and comprehensive information available on mergers and acquisitions under antitrust and competition law in Canada.

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Jan 18, 2024
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Competition Act Amendments Proceed at Pace

Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, part of the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the Competition Act, has received Royal Assent.

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Dec 28, 2023
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Transformative Change: Your Guide to Canada’s Breathtaking Competition Act Changes

We provide a summary of far-reaching Competition Act amendments proposed in 2023.

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Dec 5, 2023
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Competition Act Amendments on a Rocket Docket

Bill C-56 introduces amendments to the Competition Act, which are described as addressing rising grocery prices, but which have much broader implications.

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Sep 26, 2023
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A Shopping Cart of Competition Law Changes

The Government announced amendments to the Competition Act as part of its announcement regarding combatting escalating grocery prices.

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Sep 18, 2023
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Key Developments in Competition & Foreign Investment Law: A Cross-Canada Update from McMillan’s National Team

Join us to explore key developments in Canadian competition and foreign investment law. Topics will include new no-poach / wage-fixing offence, Investment Canada Developments, technology markets, greenwashing, class action developments, upcoming Competition Act amendments and more!

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Competition Bureau gets into the weeds of the Cannabis Act

The Competition Bureau's submission to support Health Canada's legislative review of the Cannabis Act investigates the competitive dynamics of cannabis industry

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Sep 6, 2023
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The Bureau Issues Final Enforcement Guidance on the New Criminal Prohibition on Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements

Providing insights on the Competition Bureau’s 2023 Guidelines describing the Bureau’s approach to wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements.

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Jun 5, 2023
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Competition Bureau Challenges Alleged Drip Pricing by Cineplex

The Competition Bureau commenced a proceeding against Cineplex for allegedly engaging in misleading advertising in the form of "drip pricing".

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Jun 2, 2023
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Sunny Days Ahead – The WestJet-Sunwing Merger is Cleared for Takeoff

On March 10, 2023, the Government of Canada approved WestJet's merger with Sunwing pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act.

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Mar 10, 2023
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Modernization of the Investment Canada Act is Underway

The Canadian federal government introduced Bill C-34, An Act to Amend the Investment Canada Act, to modernize Canada’s national security regime.

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Dec 12, 2022
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Foreign Investment in Canada: Minerals are Critical and Annual Report Released

The government’s approach to reviewing foreign investment is evolving, with an increased focus on national security concerns.

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Nov 7, 2022
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2023

The 2023 Canadian Chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control provides the most current and comprehensive information available on mergers and acquisitions under antitrust and competition law in Canada.

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Nov 1, 2022
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Certified Today, Dismissed Tomorrow: Ontario Court Dismisses Automotive Class Action after Successful Certification

An Ontario court has dismissed a proposed class action against an automobile manufacturer on the merits for alleged false claims after certification.

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Jun 29, 2022
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Round One of Competition Act Amendments Passed; National Security Review Regime Amended

New amendments to the Competition Act were passed today as part of the budget implementation bill.

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Jun 27, 2022
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Significant Changes Coming to Canada’s Competition Act

The Canadian federal government has introduced a series of significant changes to Canada's Competition Act.

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May 3, 2022
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Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Thresholds Updates

Updates readers concerning the 2022 Canadian merger filing thresholds under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act.

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Feb 7, 2022
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Wind-up and Hang-up: China Mobile’s Motion to stay an ICA Order Pending Judicial Review Dismissed

Analyzing updates from an Investment Canada Act national security review case to provide key insights to investors into Canada.

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Jan 10, 2022
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2022

Regulatory scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions looks set to continue to intensify around the globe, with all signs pointing towards an even more complex and dynamic regulatory landscape for businesses to navigate in 2021 and beyond.

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Nov 2, 2021
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Canadian Government Expands National Security Guidance

On March 24, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced that the government updated its National Security Guidelines.

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Mar 25, 2021
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2021 Canadian Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Decrease

The 2021 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 12, 2021
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Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Canada blocked Shandong Gold's acquisition of TMAC Resources following a national security review under the Investment Canada Act.

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Dec 22, 2020
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Do Not Go Directly to Jail – Just Yet Anyway: Competition Bureau Confirms its View that Buy-Side Agreements between Competitors are not Criminally Unlawful

On November 27, 2020, the Competition Bureau clarified its view that the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to buy-side agreements.

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Nov 30, 2020
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2021

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2021

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Nov 9, 2020
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Canada Orders Temporary Extension of National Security Review Periods Under the Investment Canada Act

In response to COVID-19, Canada has temporarily extended three key time periods for national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act.

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Aug 12, 2020
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Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Investment in the Time of COVID

In its April 18, 2020 COVID-19 policy statement, the government of Canada dramatically expanded the breadth and depth of its review of foreign investments.

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Apr 21, 2020
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2020 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Updates

The 2020 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Apr 1, 2020
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Opportunities in Challenging Times: The Failing Firm Provision of Canada’s Competition Act

This bulletin analyzes the failing firm merger provision of Canada's Competition Act in anticipation of the negative economic impact of COVID-19.

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Mar 30, 2020

Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

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Feb 3, 2020
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Under the Influence: The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Stand on Misleading Product Endorsements

The Competition Bureau has sent letters to advertisers and advertising agencies warning them to ensure that their Influencer advertising complies with the law.

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Dec 30, 2019
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Antitrust Merger Control in Canada: Tips for Private Equity Investors

This article provides thought-provoking and practical advice to Private Equity investors for minimizing antitrust risks to proposed transactions in Canada.

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Nov 21, 2019
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FlightHub Experiences Some Turbulence Courtesy of the Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau's announcement of its investigation into FlightHub and the registration of a "temporary consent agreement" is analyzed in detail.

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Nov 1, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2020

2020 Canadian Chapter of Lexology GTDT - Merger Control provides the most current and comprehensive information available on mergers and acquisitions under antitrust and competition law in Canada.

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Sep 1, 2019
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2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

The 2019 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 1, 2019

Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2019

The 2019 Canadian Chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control provides current and comprehensive information on mergers and acquisitions in Canada.

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Nov 29, 2018
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Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications

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Jun 1, 2018
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2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

The 2018 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 14, 2018
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Proposed Changes to the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program Will Undermine Effective Cartel Enforcement in Canada – Comments of McMillan LLP on the Consultation Draft dated October 26, 2017

Several proposed revisions to Immunity Program under the Competition Act will have unintended but serious consequence of decreasing applications for immunity

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Jan 1, 2018
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2018

The pathway to successfully navigating the merger and antitrust challenges for Canadian and international transactions has changed considerably within the past decade

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Jan 1, 2018
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The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What’s New?

The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What's New?

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Sep 14, 2017
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CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

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Sep 1, 2017
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2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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Mar 3, 2017
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Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

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Jan 3, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

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Jan 1, 2017
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2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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Feb 5, 2016
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

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Jan 1, 2016
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Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

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Jun 3, 2015
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Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

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Apr 2, 2015
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Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

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Feb 3, 2015
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Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada’s First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada's First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

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Jan 31, 2015
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Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

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Jan 18, 2015
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Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

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Jan 17, 2015
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No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

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Jan 6, 2015
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Reading Between The Lines: Kobo’s Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement

Reading Between The Lines: Kobos Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement

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Oct 20, 2014

Deals & Cases (13 Posts)

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ASKO Holding’s wholly owned subsidiary, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, acquires approximately 96.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Buhler Industries Inc.

On December 28, 2023, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASKO Holding completed its acquisition of all the common shares of Buhler Industries Inc. owned by Combine Factory Rostselmash Ltd., representing 96.7% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company.

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Dec 28, 2023
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McMillan Advises Sunwing Airlines on its Successful Merger with the WestJet Group

On May 1, 2023, Sunwing Airlines completed its merger with The WestJet Group. This marks the third successful airline merger in Canada within the last two decades.

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May 1, 2023
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PURE Reciprocal Insurance Exchange obtains Order from OSFI to Insure in Canada Risks

On February 9, 2023, Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange obtained an approval from the Superintendent of Financial Institutions under the Insurance Companies Act to insure in Canada personal lines property and casualty risks, including those falling under the classes of property, liability, marine and automobile insurance

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Feb 9, 2023
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Xerox Acquires Powerland

On February 2, 2022, Xerox Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: XRX) (“Xerox”) announced its acquisition of Powerland Computers Limited (“Powerland”), one of Canada’s leading IT service providers.

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Feb 2, 2022
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McMillan Represents AJ Gallagher in US$3.25B Acquisition of Willis Towers Watson Assets

On December 1, 2021, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. completed its USD$3.25 Billion acquisition of substantially all of the treaty reinsurance brokerage operations from Willis Towers Watson plc.

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Dec 1, 2021
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Live Nation Entertainment forms strategic partnership with evenko

Live Nation Entertainment forms strategic partnership with evenko

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Dec 19, 2019
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Novacap acquires majority stake in Foliot Furniture

McMillan LLP was involved in all facets of the transaction and provided multi-disciplinary advice to Novacap with a team led by Charles Chevrette and Enda Wong (Corporate & M&A).

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Nov 30, 2019
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Williams Completed C$1.38 billion Sale of Canadian NGL Midstream Business to Inter Pipeline

Williams Completed C$1.38 billion Sale of Canadian NGL Midstream Business to Inter Pipeline

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Sep 23, 2016
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Competition Bureau Clears SABMiller/AB InBev Global Beer Merger

Competition Bureau Clears SABMiller/AB InBev Global Beer Merger

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May 31, 2016
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Royal Group sells windows and doors business to OpenGate Capital

Royal Group sells windows and doors business to OpenGate Capital

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Mar 31, 2016
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WhiteWave Foods acquires Vega for US$550 million

WhiteWave Foods acquires Vega for US$550 million

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Aug 7, 2015
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MeadWestvaco Corp. secures regulatory clearance on $16B merger with Rock-Tenn Co.

MeadWestvaco Corp. secures regulatory clearance on $16B merger with Rock-Tenn Co.

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Jul 31, 2015
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G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

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Jul 30, 2015