Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
TVA Group’s proposed acquisition of Transcontinental’s consumer magazine portfolio was recently cleared by the Competition Bureau.
McMillan LLP
The Government of Canada has unveiled Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act, which responds to a number of concerns that gained wide attention following the tragic derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec, in July 2013, as well as railway company efforts to pass risks of liability onto shippers.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The 2014 Year in Review is a summary of the major developments in Canadian competition and foreign investment law last year.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
proposed transaction between two multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis was recently given the go-ahead by the Competition Bureau.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its first decision under the merger review provisions of the Competition Act in nearly twenty years.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Information received by the Competition Bureau at the proffer stage of its Immunity and Leniency Programs is not protected from disclosure to other accused persons by settlement privilege, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held in R. v. Nestlé Canada Inc.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
A landfill merger that gave the buyer a monopoly and would prevent prices from falling was saved by efficiencies amounting to one-half of one person’s annual salary, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled recently in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In this report, the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group outlines the key Canadian developments in the areas of competition and foreign investment law over the past year and sets out the key trends for 2015.
McMillan LLP
On February 13, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reiterated that in Canada, the legal professional privilege must remain nearly absolute, and recognized as a principle of fundamental justice that the government cannot impose duties on lawyers that undermine their duty of commitment to their client.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Competition Bureau’s Immunity and Leniency Programs are a critical component of the Bureau’s investigative toolbox.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As anticipated, the SCC confirmed the proper analytical framework to apply to the "prevention" branch of s. 92(1); the seven justices were unanimous on this point.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On January 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a competition law remedy in respect of the Albertsons / Safeway grocery merger...
Bennett Jones LLP
The Competition Bureau announced the 2015 "size of transaction" pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act would increase to $86 million; the 2014 threshold was $82 million.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The threshold for a pre-closing net benefit review under the Investment Canada Act and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2015.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that neither solicitor-client nor settlement privilege prevented the disclosure to accused persons of relevant factual information provided to the Crown by applicants under the Competition Bureau's cartel Immunity and Leniency Programs.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Both the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act thresholds for review of acquisitions involving Canadian businesses are expected to increase in 2015.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The threshold for a pre-closing net benefit review under the Investment Canada Act and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2015.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Competition Bureau has announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2015 will increase to $86 million from the 2014 threshold of $82 million.
McMillan LLP
The 2015 increases to the merger notification threshold under Canada's Competition Act and the investment review threshold under the Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Goodmans LLP
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").
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its first decision under the merger review provisions of the Competition Act in nearly twenty years.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On January 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a competition law remedy in respect of the Albertsons / Safeway grocery merger...
McMillan LLP
On February 13, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reiterated that in Canada, the legal professional privilege must remain nearly absolute, and recognized as a principle of fundamental justice that the government cannot impose duties on lawyers that undermine their duty of commitment to their client.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In this report, the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group outlines the key Canadian developments in the areas of competition and foreign investment law over the past year and sets out the key trends for 2015.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As anticipated, the SCC confirmed the proper analytical framework to apply to the "prevention" branch of s. 92(1); the seven justices were unanimous on this point.
McMillan LLP
On February 17, 2015, Canada expanded its already wide-ranging sanctions against Russia and the Ukraine by adding 11 Russian individuals
Goodmans LLP
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").
McMillan LLP
The Government of Canada has unveiled Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act, which responds to a number of concerns that gained wide attention following the tragic derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Québec, in July 2013, as well as railway company efforts to pass risks of liability onto shippers.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
A landfill merger that gave the buyer a monopoly and would prevent prices from falling was saved by efficiencies amounting to one-half of one person’s annual salary, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled recently in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
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