The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2017

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.

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