Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Cassels Brock
Earlier today, the Canadian Competition Bureau (the Bureau) announced that the pre-merger notification Transaction-Size threshold will increase from $86 million to $87 million for 2016.
McMillan LLP
The long running and jurisprudently bountiful class action involving Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. and Microsoft has resulted in another interesting gift.
McMillan LLP
The 2016 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme Court has ruled.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Osler is pleased to announce the release of our report, Competition Criminal Enforcement in Canada.
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 2016.
McMillan LLP
For forty years, Canada has had a "refusal to deal" law which allows the Competition Tribunal to order firms to accept, or prevent them from cutting-off supply to customers for their products in certain circumstances.
Torys LLP
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its annual revisions to the notification and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The coming year has the potential to be quite important to the development of foreign investment policy in Canada.
McMillan LLP
In the recent decision of R. v. Riesberry, the Supreme Court of Canada reiterated the elements that the Crown needs to prove to establish the criminal offence of fraud.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2015 will influence these areas of the law in 2016.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Canadian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) issued its reasons for denying an application in a recent "refusal to deal" case.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On December 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau announced that it had reached a consent agreement with Telus Communications Inc., one of Canada's "Big Three" wireless carriers...
Aird & Berlis LLP
The Competition Bureau has found that the Rogers-NHL 12-year broadcast agreement has not, "at this time," resulted in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC).
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Reebok-CCM has agreed to stop suggesting that its "CCM Resistance" hockey helmet could protect players from concussions.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On January 4, 2016, the Canadian Competition Tribunal publicly released its decision dismissing Audatex Canada ULC's application for leave to bring a refusal to deal application under the Competition Act...
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Another fine has been levied in the Competition Bureau's auto parts investigation, bringing the total amount of fines to $58 million.
Cassels Brock
Yesterday, the Commissioner of Competition (the "Commissioner") filed an application to the Competition Tribunal challenging Staples, Inc.'s ("Staples") proposed acquisition of Office Depot Inc. ("Office Depot").
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
A headstone maker was recently ordered by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to stop making false and misleading statements about a competitor who successfully brought a motion seeking injunctive relief.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Commissioner of Competition is challenging a proposed merger that he claims would result in the consolidation of 80% of the Canadian office products market under a single banner.
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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Osler is pleased to announce the release of our report, Competition Criminal Enforcement in Canada.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme Court has ruled.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On January 4, 2016, the Canadian Competition Tribunal publicly released its decision dismissing Audatex Canada ULC's application for leave to bring a refusal to deal application under the Competition Act...
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 2016.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
This article summarizes Gowlings' picks for the most important decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015.
McMillan LLP
For forty years, Canada has had a "refusal to deal" law which allows the Competition Tribunal to order firms to accept, or prevent them from cutting-off supply to customers for their products in certain circumstances.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On December 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau announced that it had reached a consent agreement with Telus Communications Inc., one of Canada's "Big Three" wireless carriers...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As discussed in a previous post on this blog, a merger or acquisition will be barred where it is found to prevent or substantially lessen competition in a market (Competition Act, s. 92(1)).
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Reebok-CCM has agreed to stop suggesting that its "CCM Resistance" hockey helmet could protect players from concussions.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2015 will influence these areas of the law in 2016.
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