May 27, 2020 - Preventing corruption is a day-to-day challenge that requires society as a whole to become aware of the necessity to foster a real cultural shift. Although legislation and internal policies remain essential, they are not sufficient to prevent corruption. They must be supplemented by a...
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.
May 25, 2020 - The federal government has published a draft legislative proposal that would allow for the extension of certain legislative time limits and other periods due to COVID-19. The draft proposal (referenced as the Time Limits and Other Periods Act [COVID-19]) released on May 20, 2020,...