Jan. 21, 2020 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2019 will influence these areas of the law in 2020. We discuss below the main issues and trends to watch for this year. Continued Focus on Enforcement in the Digital...
Bayer/Monsanto/BASF Wins Matter of the Year at 2019 GCR Awards
Davies was among the firms honoured with the “Matter of the Year” award for our work on the Bayer/Monsanto/BASF merger and related divestments at the 9th annual GCR Awards on March 26 in Washington, D.C.
Davies acted for Monsanto Company on competition and regulatory matters in the US$66-billion acquisition by Bayer AG. The merger, which combined two of the world's largest agricultural input suppliers, faced extensive regulatory reviews internationally and in Canada. To address concerns about the impact of the merger on competition 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.
Held annually, the GCR Awards celebrate the best in competition enforcement, merger and cartel defence from around the world.
Jan. 15, 2020 - The official Annual Report under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) for the fiscal year 2018-19 was released at the end of 2019. This document sets out various statistics and other noteworthy developments during that time frame (i.e., April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) relating to the two review...