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Rapid passage of Competition Act amendments through Budget Implementation Act process can cause more harm than good

Canada - June 10 2022 The Trudeau Government’s plan for a quick and easy win on competition law reform owing to public pressure to tame the large digital platforms will…

Significant amendments to Competition Act Coming Soon

Canada - April 27 2022 Recognizing the critical role of the Competition Act (the “Act”) in promoting dynamic and fair markets, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and…

Navigating competition law compliance in dual distribution relationships - Recent case law and lessons from Europe

South Africa - March 23 2022 Competition law generally classifies relationships between firms as vertical (supplier and customer) or horizontal (competitors or potential…

Can foreign investigations establish some basis in fact of an alleged conspiracy?

Canada, China - March 11 2022 Competition class actions are often sparked by regulatory or criminal investigations, especially when there are admissions of anti-competitive…

Competition Bureau recommendations regarding abuse of dominance

Canada - March 8 2022 As discussed in more detail in our prior blog post titled “Competition Bureau Recommendations to Strengthen the Competition Act”, in a continuing…

Canada proposes to permit voluntary filings under national security provisions of its Investment Canada Act

Canada - February 28 2022 On February 12, 2022, the federal government proposed, in the Canada Gazette, amendments to the National Security Review of Investments Regulations…

Competition Bureau Recommendations Regarding Merger Review in Canada

Canada - February 24 2022 As discussed in more detail in our prior blog post titled “Competition Bureau Recommendations to Strengthen the Competition Act”, in a continuing…

Competition Bureau recommendations to strengthen the Competition Act: introduction

Canada - February 16 2022 Governments and competition agencies around the world, including those in Canada, the United States and Europe, are reviewing their competition…

Investment Canada Act: 2020/21 Annual Report

Canada - February 11 2022 On February 2nd, 2022, the Director of Investments issued his annual report on the administration of the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”) for the fiscal…

Upcoming review of the Competition Act and other developments

Canada - February 9 2022 Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (“ISED”), Francois-Philippe Champagne, made two important announcements on Monday…