Raising The Enforcement Bar

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 2:21 PM EST) -- The predominant trend in the Canadian competition and foreign investment landscape for 2012 is enforcement. Although approvals under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act (ICA) have always been important milestones in the completion of merger transactions, recent enforcement trends are making them even more critical.

Similarly, in the United States, recent revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile reflect the implementation of President Barack Obama’s campaign promise to...
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