The Competition Bureau has nearly three years of experience enforcing the new provisions of the Competition Act, following a massive overhaul of the Act in 2009. For example, the recent Maple Transaction highlighted changes to the merger review process. The Bureau's new power to levy significant administrative monetary penalties has led to a number of high profile disputes and settlements in the real estate and telecom sectors. In addition, we have seen the growth of class actions pursuant to the Competition Act. The limits of the new price maintenance provisions are also being tested in a challenge to the setting of interchange fees in the financial services sector.
Please join our experienced panel:
Randal Hughes, Partner and Co-Chair, Competition and Anti-Trust Practice Group
Sheridan Scott, Partner and Co-Chair, Competition and Anti-Trust Practice Group
John F. Rook Q.C., Partner Litigation Group
for a discussion of:
- The Competition Act;
- Competitor agreements;
- Competition class action updates;
- Price maintenance;
- False and misleading advertising;
- Abuse of dominant positions;
- Merger review process (including the new Merger Enforcement Guidelines); and
- Investment Canada Act.
This event is also being offered as a WebEx webinar.
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Registration/Buffet Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Course: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bennett Jones' Toronto Office, 100 King Street West, 34th Floor, Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
CPD Credit Information
Total CPD: 1.5 credit hours towards substantive content
For more information on the session or to attend, please contact Regina Goldis at 416.777.6506 or GoldisR@bennettjones.com.