Antitrust Regulator's Crystal Ball Holds Up In Merger Fight

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 6:44 PM EST) -- A Canadian appeals court on Monday backed the Competition Bureau's challenge to CCS Corp.'s acquisition of a hazardous waste disposal rival, setting a key precedent that could govern how far the antitrust watchdog can go in fighting mergers that will block future, not existing, competition.

The Federal Court of Appeal upheld a May decision from the Competition Tribunal ordering CCS, now called Tervita Corp., to divest a hazardous waste landfill in British Columbia in order to clear up competition issues with its already-completed acquisition of Complete...
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