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Competition Bureau provides New Guidance: No Poach, Wage-Fixing and Other Buy-side Agreements

Canada, USA - November 30 2020 The Canadian Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued much welcomed guidance on Friday to confirm what many have said to date, namely that…

New UK National Security Investment Screening Regime

Canada, United Kingdom - November 24 2020 On November 11, 2020, the United Kingdom introduced the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI Bill) directed at improving its national security…

Highlights from the CBA Competition Law Fall Symposium

Canada - October 29 2020 The Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section held its Fall Online Symposium last week (October 20-22). Dozens of panelists, both from the…

Competition Bureau Continues to Promote International Cooperation in Enforcement - Enters into a cooperation agreement with Five Eyes Counterparts

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, OECD, United Kingdom, USA - October 14 2020 Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) recently signed a new competition enforcement agreement, the Multilateral Mutual Assistance and…

Merger Review by the Canadian Competition Bureau in 2019-2020: Breaking down the Numbers

Canada - September 10 2020 The Canadian Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) released some informative statistics summarizing the number and characteristics of merger reviews…

Competition Bureau Seeks to Promote Consideration of Competition by Policymakers with New Toolkit

Canada - September 2 2020 The Canadian Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has released a toolkit - Strengthening Canada’s economy through pro-competitive policies (the…

Bill C-20: Potentially lengthy extension of timelines and retroactivity combine to create a difficult COVID-19 deal-making climate

Canada - August 5 2020 Bill C-20 has passed Canada’s Senate and received Royal Assent, becoming law on July 27, 2020. Part 3 of the Bill becomes the…

The New Preferability Requirements in Ontario’s Class Action Legislation: Implications for Private Antitrust/Competition Enforcement

Canada - July 15 2020 Since the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2013 trilogy of decisions in Pro-Sys, Sun-Rype and Infineon, and its 2019 decision in Godfrey, plaintiffs have…

Widening the net - the Constitutional Court’s softening of the time-bar defence under South African competition law

South Africa - July 14 2020 The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Competition Commission of South Africa v Pickford Removals SA (Pty) Limited may have a material…

Competition Bureau Publishes Annual Plan for 2020-2021: A Focus on Digital Enforcement

Canada - July 9 2020 On July 6, 2020, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) published its Annual Plan for 2020-21 titled “Protecting competition in uncertain times” (the…