New Canada Merger Enforcement Guidelines Echo US Steps

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Canada's Competition Bureau issued finalized revisions to its merger enforcement guidelines Thursday, making changes that in many ways echo steps U.S. regulators took in 2010 to downplay the role of market definition in merger analysis, experts say.

The finalized changes represent the first update to Canada's merger enforcement guidelines since 2004, and were sparked, at least in part, by revisions U.S. antitrust authorities made to their own horizontal merger guidelines in 2010, clarifying that market definition is not a necessary starting point of merger analysis, and...
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