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Supreme Court Allows Price-fixing Class Action On Behalf Of "Umbrella Purchasers" To Proceed
In an expansion of section 36 of the Competition Act, an eight member majority of the Supreme Court has ruled that "umbrella purchasers" can be class members in price-fixing class actions.
Canada
17 Oct 2019
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Updated Canadian Cartel Immunity And Leniency Program
The Commissioner of Competition, who is the head of the Bureau, is responsible administering and enforcing of Canada's Competition Act (the "Act"), including its criminal cartel provisions.
Canada
10 Oct 2018
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Canadian Pharmaceutical Antitrust Litigation – Lessons Learned From Recent U.S. Decisions
There is, of course, a close link between intellectual property ("IP") rights and competition law.
Canada
9 Sep 2018
4
Parliament Cleans Up Affiliation Rules For Notifiable Transactions
The Act contains complex rules that require the Competition Bureau be notified of different types of transactions that exceed specified thresholds.
Canada
23 May 2018
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Top Five Recent Developments In Canadian Competition Law
In advance of the 66th Annual ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, we have summarized the top five recent developments in key areas of Canadian competition law:
Canada
10 Apr 2018
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Competition Bureau Issues Guidance On Efficiencies Claims In Merger Transactions
The Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") recently published for public comment a "Practical Guide to Efficiencies Analysis in Merger Reviews" (the "Guide"). The Guide:
Canada
6 Apr 2018
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Federal Court Of Appeal Levels The Playing Field For Respondents Before The Competition Tribunal
In Vancouver Airport Authority v. Commissioner of Competition, the Federal Court of Appeal recently signalled a fundamental shift in the way that cases are litigated before the Competition Tribunal.
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Government Of Canada Raises Monetary Threshold For Investment Canada Act Reviews Of Investments From Trading Partners To $1.5 Billion
Starting September 21, 2017, the monetary threshold for reviews of investments to acquire Canadian businesses under the Investment Canada Act is $1.5 billion in enterprise value for "trade agreement investors."
Canada
2 Oct 2017
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Government Of Canada Provides Greater Clarity Around National Security Reviews And Reaffirms Higher Threshold For Net Benefit Reviews Under Investment Canada Act
On December 19, 2016, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, announced the release of long-awaited guidelines relating to the national security review of investments by non-Canadians . . .
Canada
4 Jan 2017
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Innovation And Infrastructure: Key Priorities For The Competition Bureau
Innovation and economic growth, including infrastructure spending, are key priorities of the Government of Canada.
Canada
10 Jun 2016
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Competition Bureau Initiates FinTech Market Study
On May 19th the Competition Bureau announced it has launched a market study of Canada's financial services technology ("FinTech") sector to determine whether it should be more closely regulated.
Canada
25 May 2016
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Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Announced For 2016
The Government of Canada has announced the annual adjusted monetary thresholds for review of acquisitions involving Canadian businesses under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act for 2016.
Canada
18 Feb 2016
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Significant Developments In National Security Reviews Under The ICA
Two recent developments highlight the significance and rapidly changing nature of national security considerations in reviews under the Investment Canada Act (the ICA)...
Canada
19 Jul 2015
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Ontario Court Orders Production Of Certain Proffer Information To Accused Co-Conspirators
The decision of whether to make an application for immunity or leniency to the Competition Bureau must made carefully yet quickly, as it is literally a race against the clock.
Canada
13 Apr 2015
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Thresholds For Investment Canada Reviews To Be Increased To $600 Million In Enterprise Value
The Government of Canada announced that new (higher) monetary thresholds for Investment Canada review of investments from WTO countries will become effective April 24, 2015.
Canada
12 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Decision Underscores Importance Of Quantifying Efficiency Gains In Merger Reviews
The Supreme Court of Canada has provided important guidance for determining whether a merger is likely to prevent competition substantially, and for the proper application of the "efficiencies defence" under section 96 of the Competition Act ("Act").
Canada
4 Feb 2015
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Competition Tribunal Allows Visa And Mastercard To Enforce Their Merchant Customer Rules
On July 23, 2013, the Competition Tribunal dismissed the application of the Commissioner of Competition requesting an order prohibiting Visa and MasterCard from enforcing some of their merchant customer rules.
Canada
3 Sep 2013
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Canada Approves 2 Significant SOE Bids But Signals Tougher Measures For Reviewing Future Investments By Foreign SOEs
Government of Canada Approves CNOOC and Petronas Investments but Signals Tougher Measures for Reviewing Future Investments by Foreign State owned Enterprises.
Canada
23 Dec 2012
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Commissioner Of Competition Successful In CCS Case
Contested merger cases are rare beasts.
Canada
11 Jul 2012
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Canada Proposes Additional Amendments To The Foreign Investment Review Process
On May 25, 2012, the Canadian government announced proposed amendments to the foreign investment review process.
Canada
29 May 2012
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