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COMPETITION & ANTITRUST LAW

Companies operating in today’s global economy face a highly complicated world. All major governments have enacted competition laws—and regulators are aggressively enforcing them with penalties that can have a material impact on a company’s performance.

These laws and enforcement regimes, as well as increasingly elaborate and concentrated business structures, create a highly complex legal environment. Trade and investment agreements between nations can complicate matters even further, creating not only ambiguity, but also the potential for inadvertent breaches of the law.

McMillan’s experienced and highly ranked Competition and Antitrust Group helps clients in virtually every industry to navigate this maze of regulations. Our lawyers are highly rated by Canadian (Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada) and International (Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, Global Competition Review 100, Expert Guides (Euromoney) observers. We are very active in national and international organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the International Competition Network (ICN).

COMPETITION & POLICY ADVOCACY

While companies must ensure that they operate in compliance with applicable competition laws, they may also advocate for changes to improve the law and policy framework. McMillan’s Competition Group leverages our deep understanding of competition law and our hands-on experience with many regulatory regimes when competition law or enforcement policy changes are being considered, creating a more positive environment for our clients.

Our name is synonymous with best practices in public policy advocacy to influence competition law. McMillan founded the Competition Policy Group, a multi-industry group that actively participates in the major Competition Act reform processes and stakeholder consultations conducted in Canada by the Competition Bureau. Internationally, McMillan co-founded and led the Merger Streamlining Group, a group of multinational competition law firms advocating for more effective and efficient merger review regimes. The Group’s submissions have contributed to positive public policy changes to competition law in several jurisdictions in addition to Canada, including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, India, Korea and Japan.

CARTELS

Canada boasts some of the world’s toughest anti-cartel laws, which prohibit companies in the same industry from agreeing to keep prices artificially high to limit competition. As one of Canada’s most highly regarded antitrust and cartel competition law firms, McMillan  is home to experienced antitrust lawyers, who have litigated some of the most significant cartels in recent Canadian history.

McMillan’s competition lawyers assist companies facing potential cartel-related prosecution. From a preventative standpoint, we help clients remain in compliance with the law. If a client is the subject of an investigation or prosecution, we help assess all options including seeking immunity or leniency under the relevant Competition Bureau programs, or defending against criminal and/or civil proceedings. In addition to criminal proceedings, companies may also be susceptible to class action proceedings brought by consumers. Both criminal and civil cases often have a cross-border component and are enforced by multiple competition authorities working together. Whatever path is chosen, our goal is to protect the interests of our clients.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT REVIEW

Canadian companies in a variety of industries are attractive prospects for international investors. Like most countries, Canada applies a measure of control over investments made in domestic industries by foreign entities under the Investment Canada Act, The Act ensures direct foreign investment does not unduly impact the competitive environment in any given industry.

International companies seeking to invest in Canadian enterprises, along with the targets of these acquisitions, require legal counsel with significant expertise with the process. McMillan’s Competition and Antitrust Group has deep experience navigating the rules, regulations and processes that govern such transactions. We work with foreign companies in a wide range of industries as they seek to acquire Canadian entities, and with Canadian companies that are the subjects of potential acquisitions by foreign investors.

As recognized experts in foreign investment law, McMillan excels at helping national and global businesses by advising on the application of the Investment Canada Act; providing guidance through the regulatory review process; negotiating appropriate undertakings to achieve approval; obtaining ministerial opinions regarding non-reviewability; and providing counsel to governmental agencies and regulators.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC & TRADE SANCTIONS

International economic and trade sanctions are directed against individuals, companies and countries that engage in money laundering, military activity, terrorism, the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, human rights abuses and other corruption. Economic sanctions and international law restrictions can take the form of limitations on trade or other economic activity, as well as the seizure or freezing of property. There are also extensive anti-money laundering laws that attempt to restrict cross-border flows of the profits from criminal activities.

McMillan’s international trade lawyers assist companies navigate the restrictions posed by international economic and trade sanctions by creating and implementing processes and governance models to ensure compliance with Canadian and other economic and trade sanctions as well as money laundering laws; assisting companies in obtaining government permits and rulings to authorize otherwise prohibited transactions; advising importers and exporters on making voluntary disclosures to avoid Administrative Monetary Penalties, detainments, seizures or ascertained forfeitures of goods and related criminal charges; providing representation in proceedings and appeals before governmental bodies, tribunals and courts; and preparing and submiting notifications of communications to the Attorney General of Canada under FEMA.

Primary Contacts

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Dr. A. Neil Campbell
Partner, International Trade | Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
James B. Musgrove
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Mark Opashinov
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment

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INSIGHTS (135 Posts)

Featured Insight

Antitrust Reform: Canada Too!

James Musgrove and Sarah Stirling-Moffet talk Competition law reform in Canada after the Commissioner’s CBA speech - more money, more power!

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Oct 21, 2021
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Strike Two…
The Commissioner Loses Second Injunction To Block Merger

Unlike in some jurisdictions, Canadian merger review has not given rise to significant excitement of late. The recent Secure/Tervita case may have changed that

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Aug 27, 2021
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Changes on the Menu: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Publishes Consultation Report on Proposed Guidelines for Simulated Meat and Poultry Products

This Bulletin discusses feedback on the CFIA’s proposed new guidelines for plant-based meat and poultry, what could be changing and what the CFIA is doing next.

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Jul 20, 2021
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Québec Class action – What’s new? Examination of the defendant at the authorization stage

EIn class actions, the right to examine an affiant is the subject of conflicting case law.

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Jun 14, 2021
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Competitor Collaboration Guidelines: Competition Bureau Updates Key Guidance

On May 6, 2021, the Competition Bureau released updates to its Competitor Collaboration Guidelines.

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May 10, 2021
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Canadian Government Expands National Security Guidance

On March 24, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced that the government updated its National Security Guidelines.

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Mar 25, 2021
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Competition Bureau Grounds FlightHub’s Misleading Advertising

On February 24, 2021, the Competition Bureau concluded its investigation into alleged misleading advertising by FlightHub by way of a consent agreement.

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Mar 3, 2021
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2021

As the world grapples with the unprecedented health and economic challenges arising from the corona virus pandemic, competition law enforcement agencies will have further challenges in deploying scarce resources. 

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Feb 22, 2021
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Canada’s Transport Minister Approves Air Transat’s Take-Over by Air Canada

In a long-awaited decision, Canada’s newly appointed Transport Minister approved Air Canada’s acquisition of rival Transat on public interest grounds

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Feb 22, 2021
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2021 Canadian Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Decrease

The 2021 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 12, 2021
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Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations

Changes to Canada’s privacy laws, developments with low-commission brokerages and changes to short-term rental regulations will impact real estate associations.

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Feb 2, 2021
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In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

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Jan 29, 2021
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Competition Law Recap: Key Takeaways from 2020 (January 27, 2021)

2020 has been an interesting and challenging year as economies grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Continued Use of DPAs in the Antitrust Sphere in the United States

In this bulletin, we discuss the deferred prosecution agreement recently entered into by Argos USA LLC with the United States Department of Justice.

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Jan 19, 2021
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Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Canada blocked Shandong Gold's acquisition of TMAC Resources following a national security review under the Investment Canada Act.

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Dec 22, 2020
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Do Not Go Directly to Jail – Just Yet Anyway: Competition Bureau Confirms its View that Buy-Side Agreements between Competitors are not Criminally Unlawful

On November 27, 2020, the Competition Bureau clarified its view that the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to buy-side agreements.

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Nov 30, 2020
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Another Leap Forward for Canadian Privacy Laws

The Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 received its first reading in the House of Commons. If passed, the Act will radically change Canadian Privacy Law.

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Nov 19, 2020
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Oil and Gas Sector Consolidation Invites Competition Bureau Reviews

With the recent surge in M&A activity in the oil and gas sector, the Competition Bureau may call on industry participants to investigate some of these deals.

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Nov 17, 2020
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2021

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2021

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Nov 9, 2020
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Canada’s New Cybersecurity Certification Goes Live

The federal government has launched a voluntary CyberSecure program to help small and medium-sized organizations protect against cybersecurity threats

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Oct 13, 2020
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Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

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Oct 6, 2020
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Material Changes to Ontario’sClass Proceedings Act – What You Need to Know

Material changes to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act in force October 1, 2020.

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Oct 2, 2020
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Canada Enters into Cooperation Framework with the Competition Enforcement Agencies of the “Five Eyes” Countries

The new cooperation framework will enhance the Canadian Competition Bureau's ability to cooperate with foreign competition agencies.

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Sep 28, 2020
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Canada Orders Temporary Extension of National Security Review Periods Under the Investment Canada Act

In response to COVID-19, Canada has temporarily extended three key time periods for national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act.

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Aug 12, 2020
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Competition Bureau Invites Comments to Revisions to the Competitor Collaboration Guidelines

The Competition Bureau recently released a draft revision of the Competition Collaboration Guidelines and is
inviting comments in a public consultation.

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Aug 5, 2020
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Cooperating Witnesses not Confidential Informers – Competition Bureau Updates Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act

The Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act[1] are powerful tools employed by the Competition Bureau and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (“PPSC”) in the detection and prevention of criminal anti-competitive behaviour.

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Jul 20, 2020
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Lack of Trust in Antitrust DPAs?

This bulletin describes the benefits and growing acceptance of deferred prosecution agreements in relation to American antitrust offences.

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Jun 11, 2020
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Privacy Penalties – Canadian Competition Bureau Wades Into Privacy Enforcement

Organizations operating in Canada are advised to immediately review their privacy-related policies and marketing to avoid false or misleading representations

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May 26, 2020
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CN Rail Acquires H&R Transport – Competition Analysis

The Competition Bureau's review of the CN/H&R highlights its attention to non-notifiable deals, its use of oral examinations and the efficiencies defence.

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May 1, 2020
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Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Investment in the Time of COVID

In its April 18, 2020 COVID-19 policy statement, the government of Canada dramatically expanded the breadth and depth of its review of foreign investments.

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Apr 21, 2020
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Need to Collaborate with Competitors to Respond to the COVID Crisis? Competition Bureau is Ready to Provide Guidance

Recognizing the need to provide certainty to the business community during the COVID crisis, the Competition Bureau is ready to provide guidance.

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Apr 13, 2020
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Cartels in a Time of COVID

The current COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on businesses all across Canada.

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Apr 6, 2020
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2020 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Updates

The 2020 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Apr 1, 2020
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Opportunities in Challenging Times: The Failing Firm Provision of Canada’s Competition Act

This bulletin analyzes the failing firm merger provision of Canada's Competition Act in anticipation of the negative economic impact of COVID-19.

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Mar 30, 2020
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COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services

Alberta's Government has published lists of essential services and non-essential places of business not permitted to
offer or provide services to the public.

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Mar 29, 2020
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Unbearable Lite-ness: Lenders’ Remedies in the Age of Missing Covenants

The author discusses the recent trend toward borrower-friendly loan documents and the remedies available to lenders in Canada.

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Mar 23, 2020
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Coronavirus: Harbinger of a New (Old) Approach to Restructuring in Canada?

Restructuring options and challenges in the time of COVID-19.

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Mar 20, 2020
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2020

Cartel activity is the top enforcement priority for virtually every competition agency. Leniency programs continue to evolve and coordination between agencies on international cases is increasing.

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Feb 3, 2020
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Under the Influence: The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Stand on Misleading Product Endorsements

The Competition Bureau has sent letters to advertisers and advertising agencies warning them to ensure that their Influencer advertising complies with the law.

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Dec 30, 2019
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Competition Law Recap: Key Takeaways from 2019

Join Competition lawyers Janine MacNeil and Mark Opashinov for everything you need to know about the year's developments in mergers, refusals to deal, price maintenance, abuse of dominant market position, cartel enforcement, misleading and deceptive advertising.

Dec 17, 2019
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Stay Tuned: Ontario Proposes Sweeping Changes to Class Proceedings Act

The Ontario Government is proposing significant changes to the Class Proceedings Act that will address problems faced by parties over the last 30 years.

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Dec 16, 2019
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Antitrust Merger Control in Canada: Tips for Private Equity Investors

This article provides thought-provoking and practical advice to Private Equity investors for minimizing antitrust risks to proposed transactions in Canada.

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Nov 21, 2019
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YVR Makes Safe Landing: Competition Bureau Abuse of Dominance Case against the Vancouver Airport Authority is Dismissed

On October 11, 2019, the Competition Tribunal dismissed the Competition Bureau's abuse of dominance allegations
against Vancouver Airport Authority.

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Nov 12, 2019
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FlightHub Experiences Some Turbulence Courtesy of the Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau's announcement of its investigation into FlightHub and the registration of a "temporary consent agreement" is analyzed in detail.

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Nov 1, 2019
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Canadian National Security Reviews: 10 Takeaways

Foreign Investment in Canada is subject to review for National Security concerns. Our Brief outlines common issues which investors may wish to consider in planning transactions

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Oct 7, 2019
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The Godfrey Decision: Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier

Price fixing; umbrella purchasers; aggregate damages.

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Oct 2, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2020

2020 Canadian Chapter of Lexology GTDT - Merger Control provides the most current and comprehensive information available on mergers and acquisitions under antitrust and competition law in Canada.

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Sep 1, 2019
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the “National Economic Interest”

Deferred prosecution agreements (“DPA”) have been a hot topic lately, owing largely to the attention that the agreements have received in relation to the SNC-Lavalin prosecution.

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Jun 26, 2019
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TOP TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW – New Canadian Trademarks Act June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 major changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act will come into force.

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Jun 4, 2019
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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Canadian Privacy Laws

On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter

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May 23, 2019
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New Ad Standards Advertising Dispute Procedure

Advertising Standards Canada, an industry body commonly known as Ad Standards, has, for many decades, run both consumer complaint and competitor dispute processes with respect to advertising that may run afoul of its Canadian Code of Advertising Conduct.

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May 20, 2019
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No “Piggybacking” to Avoid B2B Arbitration: Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses despite Related Class Action

In its recent 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that courts must enforce valid arbitration agreements between businesses.

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Apr 9, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Cartel Regulation 2019

This 19th edition of Cartel Regulation provides the most current and comprehensive information available about anti-cartel laws and enforcement around the world.

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Mar 1, 2019
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Amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and Marine Liability Act

On December 13, 2018, Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, otherwise known as the Budget Implementation Act was given royal assent.

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Feb 13, 2019
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2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

The 2019 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 1, 2019
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Competition Law Recap: Key Takeaways from 2018

Competition Law Recap: Key Takeaways from 2018

Dec 6, 2018
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The Court of Appeal puts an End to ‘Jail on the Couch’ Sentences for Bid-rigging

Bid rigging and fraud in order to obtain public contracts will result in mandatory prison sentences when the contract is of high value.

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Nov 30, 2018
Featured Insight

What’s in a name – the USMCA is the new NAFTA

On the surface, NAFTA was set aside, replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Look more deeply, and there's evidence that much of the substance of NAFTA remains.

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Oct 4, 2018
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Head of the Class: Changes to BC’s Class Proceedings Act

British Columbia's Class Proceeding Act is changing effective October 1, 2018. These amendments are expected to have major impacts on class proceedings in BC

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Sep 26, 2018
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements – A New Canadian Regime

With the growing sophistication and globalization of corporations, countries are increasingly looking for new methods to combat and prosecute corporate crime.

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Jul 4, 2018
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Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications

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Jun 1, 2018
Featured Insight

A Roundtable with the Commissioner – Thoughts on effective engagement with the Competition Bureau

Join Commissioner of Competition John Pecman and senior officials from the Competition Bureau for an "insider" discussion of the most effective ways to make your case to the Competition Bureau.

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May 3, 2018 - 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Featured Insight

Canada Announces the Creation of the Remediation Agreement Regime and Improvements to the Integrity Regime to Tackle Corporate Crime

Canada Announces the Creation of the Remediation Agreement Regime and Improvements to the Integrity Regime to Tackle Corporate Crime

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Mar 29, 2018
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Cartel Regulation 2018

Anti-Cartel laws are pillars of competition regime with unilateral conduct provisions and merger control. The 2018 Cartel Regulation provides information about anti-cartel laws and enforcement

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Mar 1, 2018
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2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

The 2018 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

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Feb 14, 2018
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Proposed Changes to the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program Will Undermine Effective Cartel Enforcement in Canada – Comments of McMillan LLP on the Consultation Draft dated October 26, 2017

Several proposed revisions to Immunity Program under the Competition Act will have unintended but serious consequence of decreasing applications for immunity

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Jan 1, 2018
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2018

The pathway to successfully navigating the merger and antitrust challenges for Canadian and international transactions has changed considerably within the past decade

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Jan 1, 2018
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CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media

CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media

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Nov 1, 2017
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NAFTA Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

NAFTA Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

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Oct 24, 2017
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Government of Canada Announces Public Consultation regarding Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs)

Government of Canada Announces Public Consultation regarding Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs)

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Oct 13, 2017
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The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What’s New?

The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What's New?

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Sep 14, 2017
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Supreme Court Justices Drop the Gloves Over Tariff Classification

Supreme Court Justices Drop the Gloves Over Tariff Classification

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Sep 13, 2017
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CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

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Sep 1, 2017
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Rigging the Bid: Finding Fraud in a Regulated Setting

Rigging the Bid: Finding Fraud in a Regulated Setting

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Jun 30, 2017
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Investment Canada Act Threshold Increases to $1 Billion (Cdn)

Investment Canada Act Threshold Increases to $1 Billion (Cdn)

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Jun 22, 2017
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Softwood Lumber: Hard Facts

Softwood Lumber: Hard Facts

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Jun 16, 2017
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Bill C-49: Is the Line Haul Interswitching Remedy Really New?

Regulators Rethink "Best Interest" Standard for Registrants

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May 30, 2017
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Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act

Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act

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May 16, 2017
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FCPA Declination Letters and Corporate Criminal Liability: What Can Be Learned From the U.S. Approach

FCPA Declination Letters and Corporate Criminal Liability: What Can Be Learned From the U.S. Approach

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Apr 28, 2017
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Investment Canada Act Threshold Increase – $1 Billion (Cdn)

Investment Canada Act Threshold Increase - $1 Billion (Cdn)

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Apr 12, 2017
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Global Competition Review, GCR Live 2nd Annual Cartels

Global Competition Review, GCR Live 2nd Annual Cartels.

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March 28, 2017 - 8:15 am to 6:00 pm
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Can They Keep a Secret? Competition Bureau Issues Draft Bulletin on Information Requests from Third Parties

Can They Keep a Secret? Competition Bureau Issues Draft Bulletin on Information Requests from Third Parties

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Mar 14, 2017
Featured Insight

NAFTA – the sky is not falling – those are just thunder clouds

NAFTA – the sky is not falling – those are just thunder clouds

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Mar 6, 2017
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2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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Mar 3, 2017
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Back to Basics: Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen presents near-term FTC reforms

Back to Basics: Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen presents near-term FTC reforms

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Feb 9, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2017

Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2017

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Feb 1, 2017
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Class Actions Keep on Rollin’

Class Actions Keep on Rollin'

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Jan 19, 2017
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Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

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Jan 3, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

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Jan 1, 2017
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Canada Finalizes Changes to Nutrition Labelling Requirements for Packaged Foods

Canada Finalizes Changes to Nutrition Labelling Requirements for Packaged Foods

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Dec 30, 2016
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What’s the CFL made of? Not Pizza Pizza: Grey Cup Ticket promotion goes awry

What's the CFL made of? Not Pizza Pizza: Grey Cup Ticket promotion goes awry

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Dec 5, 2016
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Impacts of the Supreme Court’s Decision in R v Anthony-Cook on the Certainty of Plea Agreements and Jointly Proposed Sentencing

Impacts of the Supreme Court's Decision in R v Anthony-Cook on the Certainty of Plea Agreements and Jointly Proposed Sentencing

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Nov 14, 2016
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Government Announces Changes in Foreign Ownership Rules for Canadian Airlines – ‘Change in Fact’?

Government Announces Changes in Foreign Ownership Rules for Canadian Airlines – 'Change in Fact'?

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Nov 7, 2016
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Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

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Sep 29, 2016
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Competition Bureau to Study Financial Technology Market Impact

Competition Bureau to Study Financial Technology Market Impact

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Jun 1, 2016
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In this Great Future, You Can’t Forget Your Past – Update to the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime Provides Clarity, Includes General Anti-Avoidance Provisions

In this Great Future, You Cant Forget Your Past – Update to the Government of Canadas Integrity Regime Provides Clarity, Includes General Anti-Avoidance Provisions

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Apr 6, 2016
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Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review – Part II (Rail Freight Traffic)

Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review – Part II (Rail Freight Traffic)

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Apr 6, 2016
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Procurement complaints against the government: more than just bid challenges

Procurement complaints against the government: more than just bid challenges

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Feb 11, 2016
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Public Interest Privilege: What Secrets Can the Competition Bureau Keep?

Public Interest Privilege: What Secrets Can the Competition Bureau Keep?

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Feb 5, 2016
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2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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Feb 5, 2016
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Deal Me Out: Clarifying the Test for Leave in Competition Act Refusal to Deal Cases

Deal Me Out: Clarifying the Test for Leave in Competition Act Refusal to Deal Cases

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Jan 28, 2016
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Fraud in Regulated Settings: Detrimental Reliance by the Victim not always Required

Fraud in Regulated Settings: Detrimental Reliance by the Victim not always Required

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Jan 21, 2016
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

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Jan 1, 2016
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Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2015, Canada chapter

Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2015, Canada chapter

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Dec 23, 2015
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Astroturfing: What’s Real Online

Astroturfing: What's Real Online

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Oct 22, 2015
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Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) Revises its Policy on Canadian Customs Voluntary Disclosures

Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") Revises its Policy on Canadian Customs Voluntary Disclosures

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Oct 2, 2015
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For Better or Worse? Canada Updates Procurement Integrity Regime

Canadas Updated Procurement Integrity Regime: Equal Parts Déjà Vu and New

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Aug 4, 2015
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Top 10 Tips for Introducing and Maintaining Effective Competition Law Compliance Programs

Top 10 Tips for Introducing and Maintaining Effective Competition Law Compliance Programs

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Jul 15, 2015
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Competition Bureau’s Draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Provide Welcome Clarity on Bureau Treatment of Intellectual Property

Competition Bureau's Draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Provide Welcome Clarity on Bureau Treatment of Intellectual Property

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Jul 2, 2015
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Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

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Jun 3, 2015
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Changes to Investment Canada Act Thresholds, Filing Requirements, and National Security Review Thresholds

Changes to Investment Canada Act Thresholds, Filing Requirements, and National Security Review Thresholds

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May 15, 2015
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Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

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Apr 2, 2015
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The Canadian Approach to Corporate Criminal Liability for Antitrust Offenses

The Canadian Approach to Corporate Criminal Liability for Antitrust Offenses

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Mar 31, 2015
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UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

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Feb 21, 2015
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The Supreme Court Finds that Certain Search and Production Provisions of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Legislation are Inapplicable to Legal Counsel

The Supreme Court Finds that Certain Search and Production Provisions of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Legislation are Inapplicable to Legal Counsel

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Feb 17, 2015
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Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

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Feb 3, 2015
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Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada’s First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada's First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

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Jan 31, 2015
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Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

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Jan 18, 2015
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Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

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Jan 17, 2015
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No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

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Jan 6, 2015
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Staying Out of the Crosshairs – Keeping On Top of Russia Related Economic Sanctions

Staying Out of the Crosshairs – Keeping On Top of Russia Related Economic Sanctions

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Nov 21, 2014
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Reading Between The Lines: Kobo’s Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement

Reading Between The Lines: Kobos Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement

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Oct 20, 2014
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Canadian Competition Law Compliance: The Bureau Shows Us the Money

Canadian Competition Law Compliance: The Bureau Shows Us the Money

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Sep 29, 2014
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Use It Or…… Else: Patent Non-Use as Abuse of Dominant Market Position

Use It Or...... Else: Patent Non-Use as Abuse of Dominant Market Position

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May 13, 2014
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Federal Government Tightens Procurement Integrity Provisions

Federal Government Tightens Procurement Integrity Provisions

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Mar 19, 2014
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Corporate directors beware – Canada passes tough amendments to anti-corruption legislation

Corporate directors beware - Canada passes tough amendments to anti-corruption legislation

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Jul 2, 2013
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Changes to Investment Canada Act implemented

Changes to Investment Canada Act implemented

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Jun 8, 2013
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Canada Proceeds with Promised Changes to Foreign Investment Review

Canada proceeds with promised changes to foreign investment review

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May 13, 2013
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Cooperating Firm Agrees to Penalty Equal to 5 Times the Amount of Foreign Bribe

cooperating firm agrees to penalty equal to 5 times the amount of foreign bribe

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Jan 22, 2013
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Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

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Dec 11, 2012
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Leniency applicants now debarred from federal procurement

leniency applicants now debarred from federal procurement

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Nov 28, 2012
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Canada continues to welcome foreign investment with Investment Canada Act changes

Canada continues to welcome foreign investment with Investment Canada Act changes

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Sep 30, 2012
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New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

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Sep 25, 2012
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Foreign corruption compliance: should you have an anti-bribery compliance program?

Foreign corruption compliance: should you have an anti-bribery compliance program?

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Mar 29, 2012
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Trade Associations and the Competition Act

Trade Associations and the Competition Act

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Jan 7, 2009