Leith Robertson is acting as BASF Canada Inc.’s Manitoba counsel in connection with its multinational, USD$9 billion acquisition of certain agricultural businesses and assets from Bayer CropScience Inc.  As part of this ongoing engagement, on May 8, 2018 Leith appeared before the Manitoba Farm Industry Board and was successful in obtaining an order allowing BASF an exemption under The Farmlands Ownership Act (Manitoba) so that it may acquire certain leasehold interests across Manitoba.  Leith and BASF asked the Board to give special consideration and expedite its decision in order to assist and facilitate the global transaction, now in the process of closing.