Region: North America

Canadian Pharmacists Association slams Express Scripts

Express Scripts could face further antitrust scrutiny in North America, this time in Canada, after an association of pharmacists urged the country's competition authority to launch an abuse of dominance investigation into the company.

29 February 2024

Stikeman Elliott, Van Bael & Bellis promote in Canada and Europe

Stikeman Elliott has promoted Peter Flynn to partner in Toronto, while Van Bael & Bellis has announced a spate of promotions across its competition practices in Brussels and London.

05 February 2024

CFIUS needs better access to data on foreign land purchases, audit agency finds

The US Department of Agriculture fails to share timely data on foreign land acquisitions with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the country’s top audit body has concluded.

22 January 2024

The GCR Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Roundtable

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Third Edition

Chaired by Veronica Roberts of Herbert Smith Freehills, Global Competition Review hosted a debate in July 2023 to mull over recent developments in the arena of foreign direct investment regulation, and covered core aspects of the current landscape in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada and the United States in this rapidly evolving area.

16 January 2024

Lawmaker calls for CFIUS to review Chinese investment in Kansas

A Chinese-backed advanced technology company’s plans to open a manufacturing facility in Kansas poses “a clear threat to America’s national and economic security”, a lawmaker representing the state has said.

09 January 2024

Canadian government extends Boswell’s mandate

Canadian lawyers have said the reappointment of Matthew Boswell to lead the country’s Competition Bureau will help provide stability at a time of significant reform to the Competition Act.

21 December 2023

Adobe/Figma collapse shows risks of “problematic” tech deals, experts say

Adobe’s failed $20 billion acquisition of Figma highlights the difficulties of remedying future competition concerns, antitrust experts have said.

21 December 2023

Nippon Steel/US Steel sparks national security outcry

Three Republican senators have urged the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to block the proposed $14.9 billion sale of US Steel to Japanese rival Nippon Steel.

20 December 2023

US Forest Service harmed by bid-rigging cartel, DOJ says

The Department of Justice has charged two individuals with conspiring to rig bids submitted to the US Forest Service for fuelling fire trucks.

18 December 2023

United States: New York

Featured in GCR 100 2024

15 December 2023

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