Jurisdiction: Canada

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has received little attention from the Australian media of late, the formulation of this multilateral agreement may have significant implications for Australian competition law. If you are wondering what...

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Canadian Competition Bureau cracks down

February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

After four months in the job, the head of the Canadian Competition Bureau (“the Bureau”), John Pecman, has revealed the Bureau’s priorities for the coming years. The “…three priorities for the Bureau are: benefitting Canadians,...

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Rocky road ahead

December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cadbury, Hershey, Mars and Nestlé, which collectively account for 76% of the chocolate market in the US, have been sued by a grocery wholesaler for price-fixing in the District Court of Kansas. The action was...

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The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada has made a bold statement by amending its integrity policy to effectively prevent parties who have been found guilty of bid-rigging from submitting future tenders to...

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Breach of undertaking puts acquirer in the poo

September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has announced criminal charges against Progressive Waste Solution Ltd for multiple breaches of a merger consent order under section 66 of the Competition Act 1985. It is alleged that Progressive violated the...

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On 8 May 2012, the Canadian Competition Bureau’s trial against Visa and MasterCard started. The CCB alleges that both companies imposed anti-competitive rules on merchants who accept their credit cards. Competition Commissioner Melainie Aitken argued that Visa...

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The ongoing investigation into the global automotive parts cartel is considered to be the largest in history. At this stage the regulators investing the alleged cartel conduct include the US’ Department of Justice (DoJ), the...

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Confidentiality and transparency do battle

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it will publish monthly reports of concluded mergers, as part of its “ongoing efforts to increase transparency”.  The monthly reports provide information on the parties to a transaction, the relevant...

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