Jan. 21, 2020 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2019 will influence these areas of the law in 2020. We discuss below the main issues and trends to watch for this year. Continued Focus on Enforcement in the Digital...
Davies Partner Anita Banicevic Appointed Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section
Davies partner Anita Banicevic has been appointed chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section. Anita was elected to this position by her peers, and her one-year term began officially on September 1, 2017, immediately following her term as first vice-chair.
As chair of the Competition Law Section, Anita will be responsible for guiding the executive committee of the Section and the Section’s activities in the upcoming year. The goals of the Competition Law Section, which has over 1,000 members, are to promote legal and policy analysis, dialogue, education, diversity and leadership among competition law practitioners (government, private practice and in-house).
Widely recognized as a leading competition lawyer, Anita has advised on a number of precedent-setting competition cases in Canada, including those in the areas of mergers, abuse of dominance, misleading advertising and criminal price-fixing.
Anita has been named in GCR’s Women in Antitrust: Private Practitioners, a survey of the leading women in competition around the world. She is also recognized in GCR 100 Canada and in 2012 was listed in GCR’s 40 Under 40, which seeks to identify the world’s most talented young competition lawyers. Other recognitions include Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal: Competition.
Jan. 15, 2020 - The official Annual Report under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) for the fiscal year 2018-19 was released at the end of 2019. This document sets out various statistics and other noteworthy developments during that time frame (i.e., April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) relating to the two review...