Region: North America

Canada increases scrutiny for investments into critical minerals

The Canadian government has said it will only allow foreign state-owned enterprises to invest in the country’s critical minerals sectors when there is a likely net benefit to the transaction “on an exceptional basis”.

02 November 2022

Canadian tribunal rejects grain elevator merger challenge

Canada’s specialist competition court has dismissed the national antitrust enforcer’s bid to unwind Parrish & Heimbecker’s already-completed purchase of a grain elevator, leaving local lawyers criticising the agency for its latest merger loss.

01 November 2022

Senator calls for CFIUS review of Saudi stake in Musk’s Twitter deal

Democratic senator Chris Murphy has called on the US foreign investment review body to investigate the national security implications of a major stake that Saudi Arabia holds in Twitter following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media company.

01 November 2022

Tickets available for GCR Live: Antitrust in Pharmaceuticals

GCR Live: Antitrust in Pharmaceuticals is returning to New York in December, with panels discussing killer acquisitions, the diverging enforcement of pay-for-delay deals and the Inflation Reduction Act.

21 October 2022

Biosimilar Competition: an Economist’s Perspective

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21 October 2022

United States: FTC Looks Set to Open up New Enforcement Front

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21 October 2022

Merger Control: Substantive Issues

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21 October 2022

Community round-up: Firms recruit new antitrust heads in London and Canada

Cozen O’Connor has hired a Cassels Brock & Blackwell partner to launch its new antitrust practice in Canada, while Paul Hastings has poached a lawyer from Proskauer Rose to lead its London antitrust team and Clifford Chance has made a counsel promotion.

19 October 2022

Canadian court says it has jurisdiction over proposed e-cigarette class action

A court in British Columbia has rejected an application by e-cigarette company Altria seeking to dismiss a proposed class action alleging it colluded with rival Juul to design and market vaping products, ruling it can hear claims based on damages suffered in the province even if a company does not conduct any business in Canada.

18 October 2022

Canadian court certifies HDD class action claim

A Canadian court has allowed a nationwide class of plaintiffs to bring a collective damages claim against several members of the international hard disc drive suspension cartel.

13 October 2022

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