Region: Canada

Competition objections may not stop Canadian airline deal

Canada’s Competition Bureau has recommended that the transport ministry block an airline merger, but additional public interest considerations could overshadow competition concerns.

27 February 2019

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary escapes Canadian probe

Canada’s antitrust authority has dropped its abuse of dominance investigation into Janssen, as it could not prove the pharmaceutical company’s conduct hurt competition in the biosimilar drug market.

22 February 2019

Wilson touts total welfare but Pecman decries standard

Staking out a position reminiscent of the Reagan administration, US Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has suggested that her agency consider using a standard for antitrust enforcement that looks at efficiency rather than direct benefits to consumers.

18 February 2019

Canada closes dominance probe of pharma

Canada’s Competition Bureau has ended its investigation into Celgene, Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis for allegedly denying generic drugmakers the medicine samples they need for regulatory testing to bring competing products to market.

21 December 2018

Canada amends IP guidelines to reflect TREB case

Canada’s Competition Bureau has proposed “modest” changes to its guidelines on intellectual property enforcement intended to reflect the recent Toronto Real Estate Board decision and changes to pharmaceutical regulation.

05 November 2018

Canada

30 October 2018

Canadian tribunal asked to drop Coca-Cola consent agreement

The Coca-Cola Company has asked Canada’s Competition Tribunal to rescind a behavioural remedy it agreed with the country’s antitrust enforcer during the acquisition of its bottling arm, because it has since sold off that business.

03 October 2018

Canada’s top court rejects TREB appeal

Canada’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against the Competition Bureau’s challenge to the Toronto Real Estate Board’s limits on use of its listings, ending the board’s fight against two judgments that found it illegally restricted access to its data.

23 August 2018

McCarthy Tétrault grows its litigation team

Nikiforos Iatrou joined McCarthy Tétrault’s competition practice in the firm’s Toronto office today.

16 July 2018

Canada clears BASF for Bayer/Monsanto divestiture

Canada’s competition watchdog has conditionally approved agrochemical company BASF’s acquisition of businesses divested by Bayer in its takeover of Monsanto last month.

28 June 2018

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