Competition/Antitrust

Microsoft Corporation in connection with its US$26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation and LinkedIn Corporation in respect of Canadian Competition Act advice and services.

Microsoft Corporation/LinkedIn
Key Contact
Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Toronto

Team
Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment
Chair, Diversity Committee, Toronto

 

On December 8, 2016, Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") completed its acquisition of Linkedin Corporation ("LinkedIn"). Osler was Canadian counsel to Microsoft Corporation in connection with the US$26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation, and was also counsel to LinkedIn Corporation in connection with the Canadian Competition Act advice and services in respect of the transaction. To date, this is the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Microsoft Corporation and LinkedIn Corporation with a team lead by Michelle Lally and Shuli Rodal.

Value
US$26 billion
Date Closed
December 1, 2016
Lead Office
Toronto
Key Contact
Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Toronto

Team
Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment
Chair, Diversity Committee, Toronto