Sept. 17, 2020 - As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold around the globe, antitrust considerations remain important for businesses evaluating strategic options and reacting to the pandemic’s disruptive impact on business operations. The legality of competitor collaborations, the applicable...
Bayer AG Acquires Monsanto Company for US$63 Billion
Davies acted for Monsanto Company with respect to Canadian regulatory matters in its approximately US$63 billion acquisition by Bayer AG.
The merger, which will form a global leader in agriculture, faced extensive regulatory reviews internationally and in Canada. To address concerns about the competitive impact of the proposed transaction in Canada, the Commissioner of Competition and Bayer AG entered into a Consent Agreement requiring Bayer to divest its canola seeds and traits business, as well as its soybean seeds and traits business, its carrot seeds business and a seed treatment business.
Davies’ Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment team is frequently retained to provide its expertise in the most complex and high-profile Canadian and multinational mergers. The team on this transaction included John Bodrug, Elisa Kearney and Alysha Manji-Knight.
Aug. 13, 2020 - The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has issued an order, under recently enacted federal legislation, extending several time periods for the national security review (NSR) process under the Investment Canada Act (ICA). The NSR process may be invoked in respect of any...