Sept. 17, 2020 - As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold around the globe, antitrust considerations remain important for businesses evaluating strategic options and reacting to the pandemic’s disruptive impact on business operations. The legality of competitor collaborations, the applicable...
The Cartels and Leniency Review: Canada Chapter
The detection and prosecution of cartels is at the top of the international antitrust enforcement agenda. Canada is no exception. The Competition Bureau has significant powers at its disposal to investigate alleged domestic and international cartel conduct and has a robust enforcement record in this area. Of note, the Bureau is increasingly seeking more significant penalties against corporations and targeting individuals for sanction and punishment.
This chapter highlights the legal standards and practical enforcement realities of this critical area of Canadian competition law.
Aug. 13, 2020 - The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has issued an order, under recently enacted federal legislation, extending several time periods for the national security review (NSR) process under the Investment Canada Act (ICA). The NSR process may be invoked in respect of any...