John Bodrug is a partner in the Competition & Foreign Investment Review and Investigations & White Collar Defence practices. He has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review, including mergers, price-fixing investigations and other pricing, distribution and advertising matters.
John has represented and advised Canadian, U.S.-based and international corporations across a range of industries, including the energy and resources, transportation, agricultural, manufacturing, financial services, retailing and consumer products sectors. He has obtained Competition Act and Investment Canada Act clearances for numerous merger transactions.
John also represents companies in relation to the criminal provisions of the Competition Act, including in the context of contested matters, resolutions short of proceedings, and immunity or leniency agreements. He has represented companies with respect to alleged price-fixing, bid-rigging and other offences under the Canadian Competition Act in relation to carbonless paper, thermal fax paper, copper tube, concrete structures, and compressors.
John has also acted as a special counsel for the Competition Bureau in Competition Tribunal proceedings relating to the Interac shared electronic financial services network under the Competition Act. He appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in 2009 as the Canadian Bar Association's Chair, National Competition Law Section, providing witness testimony as part of the Committee's Examination of the Competition Act (Part 12) contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009.