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James Musgrove is a highly respected competition and antitrust lawyer active in numerous high-profile national and international antitrust matters. With a practice focused on foreign investment and mergers and acquisitions, he assists clients in a range of industries, including banking and finance, marketing and advertising, and oil and gas.

James advises on cartels, investment reviews, foreign corrupt practices and distribution and makes regular presentations and submissions to the Competition Bureau. He is also a leading expert in marketing regulations and in advising on matters concerning misleading advertising and abuse of dominance.

Chambers Canada 2021 and Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 recognize James as a leading lawyer in both advertising and marketing law and competition / antitrust law. He is also recognized in the Legal500 Canada 2020 as a leading competition and antitrust lawyer, and as one of Canada’s leading finance and M&A lawyers in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A. He is included in the 2020 edition of the Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law. The author of numerous texts on the subject, and a member of various international competition law working groups, James is widely considered a leading authority on competition law.

James is a national leader of the firm’s Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group.



Representative Matters

Mergers

  • Counsel in numerous merger matters including: Rogers/Glentel, Kraft/Cadbury, Philip Morris/Nabisco, Shell/Himont, AXA/Intact, Procter & Gamble/Tambrands, Rogers/Quebecor, Shell/Payless, BBM Canada/Nielsen, West Fraser/Weldwood, Teck/Cominco, Kraft/Nestle, Teck Cominco/Aur Resources, Teck Cominco/Inco, Teck Cominco/Fording, Davis + Henderson/Resolve, Poscor/Triple M, Johnson Controls/Yanfeng, amongst others

Cartels & Class Actions

  • Counsel in various cartel cases, including Liquid Crystal Display, DRAM, Cathode Ray Tubes, Marine Hoses, Retail Gasoline, Auto Parts, Parcel Tanker Services, Copper Concentrates, Credit Cards, Electrical Contractors, Fine Paper and Compressed Gas

Litigation

  • Leading non-class action competition law litigation includes: NutraSweet, West Fraser, Mastercard and Interac before Competition Tribunal, and Polaroid, Air Canada Jazz, Mastercard/VISA and Toronto Port Authority before Ontario/BC/Quebec/Alberta Courts

Advertising

  • Counsel in numerous advertising hearings conducted before Advertising Standards Canada’s Trade Dispute Panels, and Chair of Hearing Panel
  • Negotiation of various alternate case resolutions with Competition Bureau
  • Counsel to Volkswagen with respect to Diesel Emissions issue

Counseling

  • Advises on anti-trust, distribution and competition law matters, mergers, agreements amongst competitors, foreign investment, foreign corrupt practices and misleading advertising. Makes regular representations and submissions to the Competition Bureau with respect to mergers, and pricing and distribution of goods and services

Speaking Engagements

Conglomerate Mergers: The Canadian Perspective ICN, Merger Working Group Teleseminar

October 29, 2019

Abuse of Dominance in the U.S. and Abroad ABA Section of Antitrust Law

July 17, 2018

Online Vertical Restraints – Issues in Digital Markets 2017 ICN Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal

May 10, 2017

The Future of the ICN in its Second Decade Moderator, ICN Roundtable Discussion, Washington, DC

April 5, 2016

The Shifting General Impression of Disclaimers CBA, 2012 Competition Law Spring Forum: Best Practices in a Time of Active Enforcement

May 2, 2013

Two Sided Markets in Canadian Competition Law – A Very Brief History American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 61st Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

April 10, 2013

Legal and Economic Assessment of Exclusive Dealing ICN Unilateral Conduct Working Group Teleseminar

July 2012

The Complete Canadian Law of Disclaimers Presented at, The Canadian Institute's 18th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference

January 25, 2012

East & West: Monopolization Updates from Canada and China Moderator, ABA Unilateral Conduct Committee Town Hall

January 17, 2012

Recent Trends in Misleading Advertising Enforcement Marketing and the Law: Negotiating the Minefield Conference - Association of Canadian Advertisers

December 2011

Closed to Competition? When Do Proprietary Networks Give Rise to Anti-Competitive Outcomes; When Can They Promote Competition, How Can We Tell? Moderator, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law's Unilateral Conduct Committee and Intellectual Property Committee, Program

May 19, 2011

Debate This! The Two Sides to the Top Ten Competition Law Developments Everyone Needs to Know About CBA Competition law Spring Forum 2011

May 2011

ICN Roundtable on Inter-Agency Cooperation Washington, DC

March 2011

International Competition Network Unilateral Conduct Workshop, Brussels

December 2010

Jointly Venturing into Unchartered Territory: The New Conspiracy Law and its Implications for Joint Venture Conduct Canadian Bar Association 17th Annual Competition Law Fall Conference

September 30, 2010

Advertising and Marketing Law Update The Six Minute Business Lawyer 2010, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Legal Education

June 2010

Competition Bureau Update – Civilly Reviewable Matters II Competition Law Course, Canadian Competition Bureau

March 2010

Distribution Issues in the North Atlantic Triangle: Part II: Resale Price Maintenance- The New Lay of the Land American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law's Unilateral Conduct Committee, International Committee and Distribution & Franchise Committee Teleseminar

October 2009

International Competition Network Working Group Unilateral Conduct Washington, D.C.

March 23, 2009

Guidance Galore: Selected Comparisons of the Recent U.S., EC and Canadian Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Statements Northwind Professional Institute's, 2009 Competition Law & Policy Forum

February 11, 2009

Single Firm Conduct - Enforcement or Not Northwind Professional Institute's 2009 Competition Law & Policy Forum

February 2009

Competition Law Course, LL.B. Program Dalhousie University

2009

Canadian Antitrust Law for the In-House Practitioner American Bar Association, Brown Bag Teleconference

November 2008

Rules Affecting Telemarketers Lang Michener Seminar DON'T CALL US! - New Rules For Telemarketing

June 2008

Dealing with the Guilty Plea and Beyond Competition, Crime and Punishment: The Practice, Procedure and Substance of Criminal Competition Law presented by the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law Section

April 2008

Unilateral Conduct Working Group Break Out Session, International Competition Network 7th Annual Conference, Kyoto, Japan

April 14, 2008

Setting Prices: Exploring Points of Divergence Across Jurisdictions 56th Annual Spring Meeting of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association

March 2008

Al Gore Triumphant: Puffery, Environmental Marketing and Other Events of Interest Canadian Institute's 14th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference

January 24, 2008

Mergers: Minimizing the Mess Lang Michener Five O'clock Seminar Strategic Communications in Business and Law

November 2007

Economic Tools for the Competition Lawyer CBA Annual Fall Conference on Competition Law, Gatineau, Quebec

October 2007

North America and the Globalisation of Antitrust CBA/IBA Joint Spring Competition Law Conference, Toronto

May 2007

Mapping the Terrain: An Update on Canadian Competition Law and a Look at the Year Ahead Lang Michener National Competition Law Group Seminar, Toronto

May 2007

Symposium on the Interface Between Competition and Intellectual Property Participant, Ottawa

March 2007

Conquering Legal Challenges Arising from the New Media Explosion - Seizing Opportunities While Minimizing Risk The Canadian Institute's 13th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference, Toronto

January 2007

Developments in the Law of Price Maintenance, Refusal to Deal, and Predatory Pricing and Loyalty Programs and Abuse of Dominance: Canada Pipe Competition Law Essentials Conference, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Vancouver

December 2006

Competition Law Essentials Conference The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Vancouver

December 2006

Loyalty Programs: The Latest from Canada ABA, Section of Antitrust Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education Buying Loyalty Revisited: Loyalty Programs in the U.S., EU and Canada

November 2006

Managing the Risks and Rewards of Your Multi-Channel Strategy: Achieving Regulatory Compliance and Peace of Mind The Canadian Institute's Customer Acquisition and Retention Summit, Toronto

November 2006

Canadian Criminal Competition Law Enforcement: Practical Approaches to Manage Risk and Taking Compliance Seriously: How to Get Religion Without Going Through Hell IBA Conference Antitrust Compliance: Prevention is better than Cure

September 2006

CBA Annual Fall Conference on Competition Law Section Chair and Speaker, Gatineau, Quebec

September 2006

Mergers in the Morning, Abuse in the Afternoon CBA First Annual Spring Competition Law Conference, Toronto

May 2006

Practical Tips for Overcoming Traps in the Marketing of Payment Cards in Canada The Canadian Institute's Payment Card Compliance in Canada Conference, Toronto

February 2006

The Canadian Law of Comparative Advertising: Bigger and Better! The Canadian Institute's 12th Annual Advertising & Marketing Law

January 2006

When Should You Dare to Compare: Exploring the Latest Issues Involving Comparative Advertising The Canadian Institute's 12th Annual Advertising & Marketing Law, Toronto

January 2006

Developing an Effective Compliance Program Under the Competition Act : Making the Business Case for Due Diligence Insight Information's Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference

November 2005

The Price Claim is Right (or is it?): How to Factor Pricing Issues Into Your Marketing Practices 11th Annual Advertising & Marketing Conference

January 25, 2005

Emerging Issues in Electronic Advertising 5th Annual Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, Insight Information Services

February 18, 2003

Teaching Engagements

  • Osgoode Professional Development, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – Competition Law & Policy
  • Instructor, Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course
  • Guest Lecturer, Competition Law Course, LL. B. Program, University of Western Ontario
  • Guest Lecturer, LL. M. in Trade and Competition Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Numerous)
  • Guest Lecturer, LL. M. in Competition and Economic Regulation, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Toronto
  • Guest Lecturer, Competition Law Course, LL. B. Program, Dalhousie University

News


Media Mentions

  • Opinion: New Competition Bureau guidelines deliver chilling message to businesses already feeling the heat, Article by Joshua Krane, James Musgrove & Bill Wu, The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2020
  • “Rethinking the Competition Bureau”, by Doug Beazley, CBA National Magazine, December 2019
  • “Empty docket”, by Brent Dowdall, CBA National Magazine, December 2019
  • “The Godfrey Decision: Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier”, Lexology, October 3, 2019
  • “Competition Bureau’s call for intel on anti-competitive conduct in digital economy raises eyebrows” by Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post, September 17, 2019
  • “Supreme Court declines leave to appeal in TREB case” by Dale Smith, Law Times, September 17, 2018
  • “John Pecman: the GCR exit interview” by Pallavi Guniganti, Global Competition Review, June 8, 2018
  • “Class members not on hook in carriage dispute” by Alex Robinson, Law Times, December 5, 2016
  • “Competition Tribunal continues to limit access to private ‘refusal to deal’ actions” by Julius Melnitzer, Legal Post, February 9, 2016
  • “Korean bid for BlackBerry would face review” by Sandra Rubin, Lexpert, February 11, 2015
  • “Why any foreign takeover of BlackBerry Ltd would need to pass muster with Canada’s top spies” by Theophilos Argitis, Financial Post, January 16, 2015
  • “Ottawa to introduce U.S.-Canada price gap legislation: report” by Brenda Bouw, Balance Sheet – A Yahoo! Finance Blog, August 14, 2014

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Listed in the 2021 Legal500 Canada Guide as a Leading Lawyer in Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Advertising & Marketing and Competition / Antitrust
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 as a leader in Competition
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Advertising & Marketing and Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in the area of Competition Law and a Consistently Recommended in the area of Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A as one of Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2020 Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2019 as a leader in Competition
  • Listed in the Legal500 Canada 2020 as a “Leading Lawyer” – Competition and Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Litigation – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Advertising & Marketing Law and Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Advertising & Marketing Law and Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized by the 2019 Lexpert Guide to the US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as a leading Canadian lawyer in cross-border practices
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in the area of Competition Law and a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2019) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law
  • Recognized in the Lexpert Report on Business on Litigation 2018 – Special Edition, as one of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal Canada: 2018 as a leader in Competition
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in the area of Competition Law and a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Advertising & Marketing Law
  • The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2018
  • Ranked by Lexpert Guide (2018) – a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada
  • Global Chambers 2018 – Competition/Antitrust
  • Canada Chambers 2018 – Advertising & Marketing, Competition/Antitrust
  • Winner of Global Competition Review Behavioural Matter of the Year – Americas (Defence of MasterCard)
  • Nominated for Benchmark Canada Award 2014  – Impact Case of the Year – Competition Bureau v. Visa and MasterCard
  • National Advertising Benevolent Society – Builder Award, 2007
  • Toronto Law Association Award 2010

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association (Past Chair, National Competition Law Section)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • National Advertising Benevolent Society, Past Board Member and Secretary
  • Rosedale United Church – Past Board Member and Chair of Outreach Committee
  • Toronto Board of Trade, Past Chair, Business Affairs Committee, Past Member, Policy Committee

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Competition Tribunal / Bar Liaison Committee – Member
  • Director of Various Private Corporations
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Federated Press, Competition Law Journal
  • Appointed to Practical Law Canada Advisory Board Member – Competition Law
  • Awarded ICD.D Designation from Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, 2013
  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law Leadership – Long Range Planning Committee (Past Member of Council, Past Chair, Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee)
  • Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism, Member (2004-2007)
  • The County and District Law Presidents’ Association Executive Member (2003 – 2007)

Education & Admissions

1986
Called to the Ontario bar
2013
Institute of Corporate Directors
1984
LLBUniversity of Toronto
1984
BA (Early Modern History & Economics)University of Toronto, Trinity College

Publications

  • Merger regulators don’t have crystal balls, but we have backstops if they get it wrong,” The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2020
  • Opinion: New Competition Bureau guidelines deliver chilling message to businesses already feeling the heat,” The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2020
  • Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Class Action Committee Newsletter, October 2019
  • Advertising Compliance: What Can Work?” Canadian Institute’s 26th Annual Marketing and Advertising Law Conference, January 21-22, 2020
  • Are Cartels the Supreme Evil of Antitrust?,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Annual Spring Meeting, March 27-29, 2019, Washington, DC (with J. Chad and B. Pan (Student)), February 12, 2019
  • The Price is Right:  How to Know, Loyalty Programs – The View from Canada,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2018 Annual Spring Meeting, April 12, 2018
  • Getting Religion on Compliance Programs: The Canadian Regime,” Canadian Bar Association Fall Competition Law Conference, October 26, 2017 (with F. Chan)
  • “Astroturfing, Flogging, Endorsements and the Evolving Law in Canada,” OBA Advertising and Marketing Law: Social, Digital, Online Compliance Conference (October 21, 2016)
  • Merger control in Canada,” Lexology Navigator Q&A (July 2016)
  • “What is Substantial Effect?” Canada’s Unilateral Refusal to Deal Law and the Test for Leave, ” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee Newsletter, Monopoly Matters, Volume 14, Issue 1 (Spring 2016)
  • The Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law, Third Edition,” Jointly published with the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section, Authors of Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview: The Purpose of Canadian Competition Law (August 2015)
  • Merger control in Canada,” Lexology Navigator Q&A (July 2015)
  • “Lexology Navigator Merger Control,” Lexology (June 2015)
  • Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada’s First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome,” Competition Bulletin (January 2015)
  • “Discounts for Antitrust Compliance Programs: A Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,” TerraLex Connections Newsletter (November 2014)
  • “Country Specific Pricing as an Antitrust Offence – A Bad Idea that May Come to Canada,” TerraLex Connections Newsletter (October 3, 2014)
  • “Canada Update – Can Patent Non-Use be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position,” American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee Newsletter, Monopoly Matters (September 2014)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Laws: Implications for the Canadian Natural Resources Sector,” Musgrove &. M. Podgorny, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law (Fall 2014)
  • “Country Specific Pricing as a Antitrust Offence – A Bad Idea that May Come to Canada,” American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Pricing Conduct Committee Newsletter – The Price Point, Volume 13, Issue 2 (August 2014)
  • “Competition Bureau May Challenge “Product Hopping” as Abuse of Dominance,” Toronto Law Journal (July 2014)
  • “Competition Class Actions: Some Joy for the Defense,” Toronto Law Journal (June 2014)
  • “Competition Class Actions in Canada: The Pendulum Swings to the Defense,” American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee (June 2014)
  • Section 11: Good, Bad and Ambiguous,” Canadian Competition Law Review (May 2014)
  • “Federal Court of Appeal Delivers Less Clarity on Abuse of Dominance,” Toronto Law Journal (May 2014)
  • “New Guidance on Canadian Abuse of Dominance Law,” TerraLex Connections Newsletter (April 4, 2014)
  • “Report from Canada,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee, Monopoly Matters Newsletter (Winter 2014)
  • “The Canadian Competition Tribunal as the Champion of Certainty,” Lexpert (January 2014)
  • Group Buying – A Canadian Case Study,” The Antitrust Source (December 2013)
  • “Group Buying – A Canadian Case Study,” The Antitrust Source, Volume 13, Issue 2 (December 2013)
  • Report from Canada,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee, Monopoly Matters Newsletter (Fall 2013)
  • “Where’s It Made: A Comment on the Product of Canada Guidelines,” Toronto Law Journal (July 2013)
  • “Competition Tribunal Confirms that Abuse of Dominant Market Conduct requires Acts directed at Injuring or Excluding Competitors,” Toronto Law Journal (June 2013)
  • “Both Sides Now: A Brief Reflection on the Two Sided Market Debate,” Competition Policy International, CPI Antitrust Chronicle Article (June 2013)
  • “Competition Bureau Shares Its Thinking on Mergers,” Toronto Law Journal (May 2013)

Insights by James B. Musgrove (48 Posts)

2021 Canadian Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Decrease

Feb 12, 2021

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

Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Dec 22, 2020

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

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2021

Nov 9, 2020

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2021

Fireside Discussion with Grant Vingoe, OSC Acting Chair

Jun 23, 2020

This discussion will highlight key priorities of the OSC, including an update on burden reduction work underway. Remarks will also focus on the OSC’s response to COVID19 and provide a regulatory roadmap for navigating contested transactions.

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

Apr 13, 2020

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

Cartels in a Time of COVID

Apr 6, 2020

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

2020 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Updates

Apr 1, 2020

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

Opportunities in Challenging Times: The Failing Firm Provision of Canada’s Competition Act

Mar 30, 2020

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

Under the Influence: The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Stand on Misleading Product Endorsements

Dec 30, 2019

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

Stay Tuned: Ontario Proposes Sweeping Changes to Class Proceedings Act

Dec 16, 2019

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

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

Nov 12, 2019

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

FlightHub Experiences Some Turbulence Courtesy of the Competition Bureau

Nov 1, 2019

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

Canadian National Security Reviews: 10 Takeaways

Oct 7, 2019

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

The Godfrey Decision: Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier

Oct 2, 2019

Price fixing; umbrella purchasers; aggregate damages.

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2020

Sep 1, 2019

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.

2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 1, 2019

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

Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2019

Nov 29, 2018

The 2019 Canadian Chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control provides current and comprehensive information on mergers and acquisitions in Canada.

2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 14, 2018

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

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

Jan 1, 2018

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

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

Sep 14, 2017

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

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

Jun 22, 2017

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

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

Apr 12, 2017

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

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

Mar 14, 2017

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

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Mar 3, 2017

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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

Feb 9, 2017

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

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

Jan 3, 2017

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

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

Jan 1, 2017

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

Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

Sep 29, 2016

Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template

Venture Issuers are Reminded to Consider Recent Regulatory Developments

May 16, 2016

Venture Issuers are Reminded to Consider Recent Regulatory Developments

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

Feb 5, 2016

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

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 5, 2016

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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

Jan 28, 2016

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

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Jan 1, 2016

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Astroturfing: What’s Real Online

Oct 22, 2015

Astroturfing: What's Real Online

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

Jul 2, 2015

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

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

Jun 3, 2015

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

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

May 15, 2015

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

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Apr 2, 2015

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

Feb 3, 2015

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

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

Jan 31, 2015

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

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

Jan 18, 2015

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

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

Jan 17, 2015

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

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

Jan 6, 2015

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

Canadian Competition Law Compliance: The Bureau Shows Us the Money

Sep 29, 2014

Canadian Competition Law Compliance: The Bureau Shows Us the Money

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

May 13, 2014

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

Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

Dec 11, 2012

Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

Sep 25, 2012

New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

Trade Associations and the Competition Act

Jan 7, 2009

Trade Associations and the Competition Act