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Competition Chronicle Blog

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Vertical agreements in South Africa: a new dawn?

South Africa - June 12 2019 Section 5(1) of the South African Competition Act prohibits vertical agreements that substantially prevent or lessen competition, unless…

Recent Comments Regarding Big Tech Companies and the Digital Economy

Canada - June 5 2019 Over the past week, the Commissioner of Competition has made a number of comments relevant to big tech companies and the Digital Economy. These…

Protected: Competition Bureau Expands Merger Investigation Activities

Canada - May 29 2019 In a recent speech given at the Canadian Bar Association's Competition Law Spring Conference, Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, announced…

Protected: Brave New Digital World - Canadian Government Announces Digital Charter

Canada - May 23 2019 The Federal Government has announced the creation of a 10-point Digital Charter, which will involve, among other things, updating the Privacy Act…

Commissioner Points to More Active Enforcement, Greater Transparency and Refined Approach to Efficiencies Defence

Canada - May 10 2019 During his keynote speech at the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Spring Conference on May 7, 2019, the Commissioner of Competition…

Cartels and Joint Ventures

South Africa - May 1 2019 Joint ventures are generally only of interest to competition authorities when they trigger merger notification obligations, or are otherwise used as a…

Don’t Break-up Tech Giants Based on Populist Grandstanding

Canada, USA - April 24 2019 Antitrust exaggerated backlash against Big Tech is an attack on principles of free markets “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” That…

5 Takeaways from the 2019 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting

USA - April 9 2019 The 67th Annual American Bar Association Spring Antitrust Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. from March 26-29, 2019. Over 3,300 competition and…

Competition Act and Investment Canada Act Thresholds Announced for 2019

Canada - February 8 2019 The Competition Bureau announced the 2019 transaction-size pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act increased to C$96 million from…

ASC Advertiser Dispute Resolution Procedure Revamped

Canada - February 6 2019 Effective Monday, February 11, 2019, Ad Standards (ASC) will implement a new process for handling complaints between competitor advertisers. While ASC…