23 oct. 2020 - Disponible en anglais seulement. The Competition Act provides the Commissioner of Competition with a number of powerful investigative tools in respect of both criminal and civil matters, including the power to obtain and execute search warrants that allow Competition Bureau officers...
COVID-19 in Canada: Competitor Collaborations, Pricing, Mergers, and Foreign Investment During (and After) the Pandemic
Traduction en cours.
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 rules concerning “price gouging” during the pandemic, and whether strategic mergers will attract more (or less) scrutiny under antitrust or foreign investment legislation are but a few of the issues that have arisen and remain relevant. We discuss the Canadian antitrust perspective on each of these issues as well as the latest guidance provided by the Competition Bureau and various branches of the federal and provincial governments in Canada.
This article was originally published by the American Bar Association’s The Antitrust Source and is reproduced with permission.
13 août 2020 - Traduction en cours. 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...