Sept. 30, 2019 - Canada’s Competition Bureau is actively seeking and reviewing smaller acquisitions that may not exceed pre-merger notification thresholds under the Competition Act but that may nonetheless raise substantive competition issues. The Bureau’s demonstrated interest in evaluating smaller mergers...
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.
Sept. 24, 2019 - The Supreme Court of Canada has released its long-awaited decision in two companion appeals that have significant implications for class actions alleging conduct that contravenes the criminal provisions found in Part VI of the Competition Act (Act). In its decision in Pioneer Corporation...