The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2013

Canada: Merger Control

Merger notification Is a filing mandatory? The pre-merger notification provisions in Part IX of the Competition Act (the Act), a federal statute that applies across Canada, provide that parties to a merger transaction of a specified type and exceeding specified thresholds must, subject to certain exceptions discussed below, provide the Commissioner of Competition (the Commissioner) with advance notice and specified information with respect to such a transaction.