Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
A ventilation systems installation company, 9201-2640 Québec Inc., pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and was fined $140,000 by the Quebec Superior Court.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
McKesson's other proposed acquisition of Uniprix will also be reviewed by the Bureau.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
To address these concerns, Sherwin-Willaims is required under the consent agreement to sell Valspar's assets related to industrial wood coatings in Canada and the U.S. to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd....
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In Les Industries Garanties limitée c. R., the Court allowed the prosecution of a company and its employee to proceed despite a 40-month delay between the laying of charges and the trial.
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.
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
Thompson Hill Publishing, a telemarketing company based in Montreal, pleaded guilty to making false or misleading representations and engaging in deceptive telemarketing.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
To address these concerns, Sherwin-Willaims is required under the consent agreement to sell Valspar's assets related to industrial wood coatings in Canada and the U.S. to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd....
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
McKesson's other proposed acquisition of Uniprix will also be reviewed by the Bureau.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The bulk of Canada's anti-spam law, known colloquially as CASL, came into force on July 1, 2014. CASL sets out strict rules for a variety of online behaviours and is considered the strictest...
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.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions.
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 ...
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.
McMillan LLP
The 2017 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The threshold for advance review and Ministerial approval of certain direct foreign acquisitions of control of Canadian businesses under the Investment Canada Act is subject to annual indexing for inflation.
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