May 27, 2020 - Preventing corruption is a day-to-day challenge that requires society as a whole to become aware of the necessity to foster a real cultural shift. Although legislation and internal policies remain essential, they are not sufficient to prevent corruption. They must be supplemented by a genuine...
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.
May 25, 2020 - The federal government has published a draft legislative proposal that would allow for the extension of certain legislative time limits and other periods due to COVID-19. The draft proposal (referenced as the Time Limits and Other Periods Act [COVID-19]) released on May 20, 2020,...