Air Canada/ Canadian Airlines

Stikeman Elliott continues to act for Air Canada in its acquisition of Canadian Airlines. At this stage in the transaction, the firm acts for Air Canada respecting its investment in 853350 Alberta Inc. and the acquisition by 853350 Alberta Inc. of Canadian Airlines Corporation. This transaction involved lengthy negotiations with the Competition Bureau and the Ministry of Transportation and resulted in a settlement agreement with American Airlines. The Stikeman Elliott team is comprised of Calin Rovinescu, Jean Marc Huot, and Edward B. Claxton of the firm’s Montreal office and Lawson A.W. Hunter, Q.C., Paul Collins and Sean F. Dunphy of the firm’s Toronto office. Bennett Jones continues to act for Canadian Airlines. The Bennett Jones team is comprised of John W. Gulak, Marty Kay, Q.C., John D. MacNeil, John H. Kousinioris, Patrick J. Brennan, Alan W. Rubin, Anthony L. Friend, Beth Riley and Debbie E. Bryden.