Region: Canada

Canada updates collaboration guidelines

Canada’s Competition Bureau has published a draft revision of its competitor collaboration guidelines, recommending changes to the guidance for the first time since it was introduced in 2009.

06 August 2020

EU checks on Air Canada/Transat deal

The European Commission has taken Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat to a Phase II review, but lawyers say the coronavirus pandemic means the fate of the deal is still uncertain.

27 May 2020

Canadian enforcer finds Air Canada/Transat deal is anticompetitive

A merger between two of Canada's four largest airlines is likely to harm competition, Canada’s antitrust enforcer has found, but the deal could still be approved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

30 March 2020

Community round-up: Hausfeld opens new Amsterdam office

Hausfeld has opened a new Amsterdam office and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has appointed Sheldon Mills as its interim executive director of strategy and competition.

14 February 2020

European and North American firms boost competition practices

Randall Hofley has returned from Canada’s Competition Bureau to Blake Cassels & Graydon’s Toronto office. Across the Atlantic, Neil Warwick has joined DAC Beachcroft in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from Square One Law; and Bredin Prat named Guillaume Fabre and Anne Jussiaux as counsels in Paris.

07 February 2020

Metals company to preserve assets during Canadian probe

American Iron & Metal has agreed to preserve the assets of an acquired rival while Canada’s competition authority continues investigating the tie-up.

19 December 2019

Firms hire and promote across Europe and North America

Taylor Wessing has hired in-house lawyer Paolo Palmigiano to lead its UK competition practice, while economist Barbara Veronese has joined Oxera as a partner in its new Milan office.

08 November 2019

Canada

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06 November 2019

Competition Bureau loses abuse case against airport authority

Canada’s specialist competition court has dismissed the competition enforcer’s claim that an airport authority abused its dominant position by restricting the number of in-flight catering companies permitted to operate at Vancouver International Airport.

18 October 2019

National court rejects ECJ ruling on damages

A first instance court in Portugal has ruled that a damages claim is time-barred by national law – rejecting a European Court of Justice judgment that EU law overrides national legislation.

09 October 2019

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