HE KNOWS WHEN YOU’VE BEEN NAUGHTY: CANADA’S COMPETITION COMMISSIONER DELIVERS LUMPS OF COAL TO MERGING PARTIES* In his own version of the pre-holiday rush, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition challenged one merger transaction just before the Christmas holidays and entered into a consent agreement to preserve assets pending his review of another. The Commissioner’s latest actions reflect and reinforce the Commissioner’s stated willingness to seek and obtain interim and final relief in respect of conduct he considers likely to prevent or lessen competition substantially. I. Commissioner Challenges Grain Elevator Acquisition for Alleged Monopsony Effects On December 19, 2019, the Commissioner filed an application with the Competition Tribunal challenging the acquisition by Parrish
The Canadian Commissioner of Competition files an application with the Competition Tribunal challenging the acquisition by an undertaking of a primary grain elevator (P&H / Virden Elevator / Louis Dreyfus)
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