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...
Presentation: Plea Agreements in Cartel Cases Under Canada’s Competition Act
Presented as part of a webinar entitled “Fundamental principles of a successful settlement instrument” on March 18, 2014, this overview of the Canadian legal landscape as it relates to cartels examines offences, enforcement, immunity/leniency and sentencing. Plea agreements and the option to settle are discussed in the context of recent court decisions.
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...