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...
Most Favored Nation Clauses: A Review of Enforcement Activity
Most favored nation (MFN) clauses in vertical agreements are essentially arrangements between buyers and sellers, pursuant to which one party guarantees that the other will receive the best price or terms for a product or service. MFNs are ubiquitous and have become increasingly popular in a variety of industries, including health care, payment cards, online travel and retail. Antitrust authorities have engaged in the interplay of MFNs and competition for decades; however, recently we have seen increased MFN enforcement in a number of jurisdictions.
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...