Region: Canada

Industrial waste merger challenges stack up in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau is challenging an already-completed merger between two industrial waste management companies in Western Canada, while simultaneously seeking to block another deal in the same market.

02 December 2021

G7 report urges coordinated global response to Big Tech

A report published by antitrust chiefs from the G7 nations and four guest countries has highlighted the historic global underenforcement of digital mergers and the importance of understanding new technologies to combat harm to competition earlier.

29 November 2021

Canadian court denies class certification to DRAM purchasers

A Canadian federal court has refused to certify a proposed antitrust class action against dynamic random access memory manufacturers, after finding no precedent to support claims of a conspiracy to suppress the supply of a product.

15 November 2021

Canadian court rejects no-poach class certification

A provincial court in British Columbia has ruled that Canada’s criminal antitrust rules do not prohibit no-poach agreements, as it denied certification to a proposed class of former Tim Hortons employees.

12 November 2021

Cassels poaches new antitrust chair from BLG in Canada

Davit Akman has left Borden Ladner Gervais to head up the competition and foreign investment group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell in Toronto.

08 November 2021

Boswell: “It’s time to make competition a priority”

Canada’s competition commissioner has called for an extensive review of the country’s competition act, with a particular focus on the liberal use of the efficiency defence in merger probes.

21 October 2021

Stikeman Elliott nabs former Norton Rose Fulbright competition head

Kevin Ackhurst, the former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian competition group, has left the firm after nearly 13 years to join the partnership at Stikeman Elliott.

16 September 2021

Canadian tribunal dismisses enforcer’s request to temporarily unwind deal

Canada’s Competition Tribunal has dismissed an interim measures request from the country’s antitrust authority to unwind a merger between two industrial waste disposal companies, finding the agency failed to adequately quantify the anticompetitive harm arising from the deal.

25 August 2021

Canada opens in-depth review into telecoms merger

Canada’s Competition Bureau has launched a Phase II probe into the proposed merger of two telecommunications providers over concerns the deal will likely harm competition in the markets for mobile and broadcasting services.

10 August 2021

Last remaining banks settle Canadian forex cartel claims

The four remaining non-settling bank defendants in Canada’s Forex cartel class action have agreed to pay roughly €16.1 million to settle claims that they conspired to manipulate foreign exchange rates.

30 July 2021

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