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...
Canada to Consider Hopping on Board with a Product-Hopping Case
Davies partners George Addy and Erika Douglas provide insight on the Competition Bureau’s renewed interest in product-hopping, a practice by which branded pharmaceutical manufacturers extend patent protection by introducing a new (similar) product to replace one whose patent is about to expire.
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...