On May 21, 2021, Canadian National Railway (TSX: CNR, NYSE: CNI) (CN) and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) (KCS) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combination of CN and KCS will create the premier railway for the 21st century, further accelerating CN’s industry-leading growth profile by connecting North America’s industrial corridor to create new options for shippers and new revenue for the combined company. Sidley is representing CN with respect to U.S. regulatory approvals.
The Sidley team is led by Transportation partners Raymond Atkins Ph.D. and Matthew Warren, and senior counsel Terry Hynes, with support from Transportation partner Bart Biggers, Environmental partner Peter Whitfield, and Appellate partner Virginia Seitz. Partners C. Frederick Beckner, III, James Lowe, and Jonathan Nuechterlein provided Competition advice. The team also includes associates Eduardo Marquez Certucha, Joseph Coniglio, Tyler Domino, Emmanuel Hampton, Marc Korman, Stephen Laudone, Morgan Bennett Lindsay, Matthew Simpson, and Alice Wang.