CETA: Sparking an Increase in Cross-Border M&A

Posted By: Karen Fisman

The subject of trade agreements has been grabbing plenty of media space in recent months, with NAFTA (and its related uncertainty) occupying the lion’s share.  BUT…

This week, our focus is on the Canadian - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  CETA received Royal Assent on May 16, 2017, and opens a gateway to increased cross-border trade and investment, including, of course, M&A activity.  On implementation, the agreement will immediately eliminate 98% of EU tariffs, as well as many non-tariff barriers, yielding significant cost savings and competitive advantage for Canadian exporters of goods and services.

recent article by Mario Nigro and Eric Bremermann, of leading law firm, Stikeman Elliott, describes CETA as a catalyst for cross-border M&A.  We were fortunate to speak directly with Mr. Nigro, who is a partner in Stikeman’s M&A and Private Equity & Venture Capital Groups. 

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