The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2015

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.