Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
McMillan LLP
The Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ"), Kenneth Blanco, recently announced[1] that the DOJ's FCPA "Pilot Program" introduced in 2016 would remain in effect after the expiry of its initial of period of one year period on April 5, 2017.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Japanese auto parts manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has been fined $13.4 million after pleading guilty to participating in illegal agreements with industry competitors ...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In November 2016, the Canadian government announced that it will significantly raise the financial threshold above which foreign investments into Canada are subject to a pre-closing "net benefit" review under the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
McMillan LLP
As indicated in our March 2017 bulletin, the Government of Canada previously announced its intention to accelerate by two years the previously scheduled increase to the "enterprise value" threshold under the Investment Canada Act
Cassels Brock
The Commissioner of Competition filed a Notice of Application against the Hudson's Bay Company in late February alleging that HBC engaged in deceptive marketing practices relating to its sale of sleep sets ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Certain merger notification thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and the foreign investment review thresholds under the Investment Canada Act are updated on a yearly basis.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Competition Bureau recently cleared the proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund despite concluding that the transaction was likely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Plaintiffs in follow-on competition law class actions routinely seek information from Canada's Competition Bureau in aid of their actions.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Competition Bureau recently confirmed that it has issued a No Action Letter in the proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Unannounced inspections or 'dawn raids' are used by antitrust authorities to obtain evidence when there are suspicions that individuals or businesses have infringed the antitrust rules.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2017 has increased to $88 million from the 2016 threshold of $87 million.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Regular prices, sale prices, clearance sales – these terms are ubiquitous in the retail world and are a familiar component of marketing strategies intended to convince consumers that now is the best...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In 2016, the Commissioner of Competition (the Commissioner) pursued another year of aggressive criminal enforcement in Canada.
McMillan LLP
The Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") recently released for comment its draft bulletin on Information Requests from Private Parties in Proceedings for Recovery of Loss or Damage (the "Bulletin") which addresses the Bureau's stance on requests for confidential information in its possession arising from private damages actions under section 36 of the Competition Act (the "Act").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
These customers use public Wi-Fi, when it is available, or Rogers' GSM network when no Wi-Fi is available.
Miller Thomson LLP
Amazon has agreed to pay a $1,000,000 administrative monetary penalty and $60,000 in Competition Bureau costs, following the Bureau's conclusion that Amazon did not substantiate its sale prices.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Thierry Dorval recently moderated a panel hosted by the Institute of Corporate Directors that featured Canada's Commissioner of Competition of Canada, John Pecman.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The threshold for certain pre-closing net benefit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2017.
McMillan LLP
The 2017 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Reed Smith
The UK held the first two hearings under its new opt-out class action procedure. The precise rules governing UK class actions will be developed over time from the general guidelines in the statute.
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Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
VW recently employed a quick settlement strategy to deal with the fallout from its admission, in September 2015, that it had installed software to cheat on emissions tests on 11 million diesel powered VW and Audi vehicles.
Reed Smith
The UK held the first two hearings under its new opt-out class action procedure. The precise rules governing UK class actions will be developed over time from the general guidelines in the statute.
Cassels Brock
The Commissioner of Competition filed a Notice of Application against the Hudson's Bay Company in late February alleging that HBC engaged in deceptive marketing practices relating to its sale of sleep sets ...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Competition Bureau recently cleared the proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund despite concluding that the transaction was likely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Certain merger notification thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and the foreign investment review thresholds under the Investment Canada Act are updated on a yearly basis.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In November 2016, the Canadian government announced that it will significantly raise the financial threshold above which foreign investments into Canada are subject to a pre-closing "net benefit" review under the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
McMillan LLP
As indicated in our March 2017 bulletin, the Government of Canada previously announced its intention to accelerate by two years the previously scheduled increase to the "enterprise value" threshold under the Investment Canada Act
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Plaintiffs in follow-on competition law class actions routinely seek information from Canada's Competition Bureau in aid of their actions.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
McCarthy Tetrault's 7th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit was held on February 23, 2017.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
While much has been written about the impending CASL private rights of action, less has been said about the new private right of action CASL will tack on to the Competition Act for misrepresentations in electronic messages.
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