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Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Deborah (Debbie) Salzberger is a partner in the firm’s Antitrust/Competition & Foreign Investment Group in Toronto. She acts for clients in domestic and multinational mergers & acquisitions with respect to competition/antitrust law and foreign investment review matters. She also regularly provides competition law compliance advice in respect of criminal cartel matters and reviewable practices, including joint-ventures, resale pricing, advertising, and distribution issues. Widely recognized in Canada and abroad for her experience working on complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions, Debbie’s practice is marked by her pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach, working with clients to achieve their objectives. Her deep knowledge of the Canadian competition/antitrust and foreign investment regimes is complemented by her understanding of a variety of industries, making her a valued business advisor. Debbie actively participates in thought leadership and industry groups, both in Canada and internationally. She is the current Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section's Foreign Investment Review Committee and the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Insurance and Financial Services Committee.
On January 10, 2019, a consortium consisting of Air Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and Visa Canada Corp. (“Visa”) announced the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan Loyalty Business, from Aimia Inc.
On August 15, 2018, WillScot Corp. (or Williams Scotsman) completed the acquisition Modular Space Holdings, Inc. for approximately US$1.2 billion. The Canadian Competition Bureau issued a No Action Letter on July 16, 2018.
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.