Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Competition Bureau is contemplating a new pre-notification regime, similar to the regime that currently exists for mergers.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released for comment draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs), which are intended to replace the prior iteration released in 2000.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau released draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines for a 60-day consultation period.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Ocean freight company ECU Line Canada Inc. and two of its executives have pleaded guilty to price fixing.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Eight months after the announcement of Loblaw Companies’s proposed acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, the Competition Bureau concluded its review.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The Competition Bureau released for public comment draft enforcement guidelines on the price maintenance provisions found in the Competition Act.
McMillan LLP
In the federal budget released on February 11, 2014, the Canadian government has advanced a proposal to give the Competition Bureau additional powers to prohibit what it refers to as unjustified geographic price discrimination ..
Bennett Jones LLP
Chief Justice Bauman certified two classes of Canadian merchants who allege a price-fixing conspiracy related to Visa and MasterCard interchange fees.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 20, 2014, the Bureau released draft guidelines on its enforcement approach to price maintenance for public consultation.
McMillan LLP
As outlined in our November 2013 bulletin, plaintiffs in competition class actions recently won a major victory when the Supreme Court of Canada, in a trilogy of cases released together, permitted indirect purchaser claims while confirming that defendants could not assert passing on defences against direct purchasers.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") released new draft Enforcement Guidelines on Price Maintenance (Section 76 of the Competition Act) ("Draft Guidelines") for public consultation.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 20, 2014, the Commissioner of Competition and Loblaws entered into a consent agreement, whereby Loblaws agreed to 27 divestitures as well as behavioural remedies vis-à-vis its suppliers in order to address the Commissioner’s concerns that its acquisition of Shoppers would substantially lessen competition.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On March 25, 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau and the United States’ Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission published a document describing their best practices on cooperation during the review of cross-border mergers.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On March 17, 2014, Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it has approved the sale of certain assets of Agrium Inc. to U.S. farm cooperative CHS Inc.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau announced that it had entered into a Consent Agreement with Loblaw Companies regarding its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau issued draft Enforcement Guidelines – Price Maintenance for review and public consultation.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Loblaw Companies Limited agreed to sell 18 retail stores and 9 pharmacies, as well as to abide by certain behavioural restrictions, in order to receive Competition Bureau approval of its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Loblaw entered into a consent agreement with the Bureau on March 21, following the Bureau’s review of the proposed acquisition.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Competition Bureau issued a qualified No Action Letter to Garda World Security Corporation that it will not challenge the transaction.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The ebooks settlement reached between the Competition Bureau and four major ebook publishers has been stayed pending the determination of a challenge brought by ebook retailer Kobo Inc. to the settlement.
McMillan LLP
Competition and antitrust authorities around the world regularly proclaim their strong preference for structural over behavioural remedies in merger cases.
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Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The ebooks settlement reached between the Competition Bureau and four major ebook publishers has been stayed pending the determination of a challenge brought by ebook retailer Kobo Inc. to the settlement.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Competition Bureau issued a qualified No Action Letter to Garda World Security Corporation that it will not challenge the transaction.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Loblaw Companies Limited agreed to sell 18 retail stores and 9 pharmacies, as well as to abide by certain behavioural restrictions, in order to receive Competition Bureau approval of its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Loblaw entered into a consent agreement with the Bureau on March 21, following the Bureau’s review of the proposed acquisition.
Bennett Jones LLP
Chief Justice Bauman certified two classes of Canadian merchants who allege a price-fixing conspiracy related to Visa and MasterCard interchange fees.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 20, 2014, the Commissioner of Competition and Loblaws entered into a consent agreement, whereby Loblaws agreed to 27 divestitures as well as behavioural remedies vis-à-vis its suppliers in order to address the Commissioner’s concerns that its acquisition of Shoppers would substantially lessen competition.
Stringer LLP
Some organizations subscribe to the close your eyes and think good thoughts school of drafting, when it comes to non-competition agreements in employment contracts.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau announced that it had entered into a Consent Agreement with Loblaw Companies regarding its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart.
Bennett Jones LLP
Yesterday, Chief Justice Bauman released public reasons certifying the Visa/MasterCard price-fixing class actions.
McMillan LLP
In the federal budget released on February 11, 2014, the Canadian government has advanced a proposal to give the Competition Bureau additional powers to prohibit what it refers to as unjustified geographic price discrimination ..
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau ("Bureau") released a draft update of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines ("IPEGs"), which sets out the Bureau’s views concerning the manner in which the provisions of the Competition Act would be applied to conduct involving intellectual property rights.
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