The Canadian Government recently tabled Bill C-60 which proposes important changes to the Investment Canada Act that will increase uncertainty for state-owned investors and companies with significant relationships with state-owned investors.
Interim Commissioner of Competition John Pecman and Senior Deputy Commissioner of Mergers Kelley McKinnon recently attended a breakfast seminar at Stikeman Elliott, to speak to an overflow crowd of clients and to answer questions related to their visions for the future of the Competition Bureau.
On May 10, 2013, the senior deputy commissioner at the Mergers Branch of the Competition Bureau (the Bureau) announced that the Bureau is changing its information requirements for merger transactions involving the upstream sector of the Canadian oil and gas industry.
Announced on the State Administration of Industry and Commerce website on 3 May 2013, the Guideline on the Handling of Evidence for Anti-monopoly Cases issued by Liaoning Administration of Industry and Commerce represents the next phase of Anti-Monopoly Law enforcement activity by the SAIC.
On 22 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed an appeal by E.ON Energie AG against an earlier European Commission decision imposing a EUR 38 million fine for breaking a seal during a dawn raid.
On 27 March 2013, the European Commission opened a consultation on proposed revisions to its Notice on Simplified Procedure and Merger Implementing Regulation.
A list of summaries of the most recent competition law related updates.
In a press release in December 2012, the European Commission gave notice that the enforcement of standard-essential patents may constitute an abuse of a dominant market position if the challenged infringer is willing to take out a licence under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions.
At the end of last year the "cathode ray tube cartel" attracted a lot of attention, when cathode ray tube manufacturers were fined a total of EUR 1.47 billion.
In a recent decision, the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court held that the regulations under competition law require the address of the registered office of the company to be included in all directly product-related advertising.
Con decisione dello scorso 6 marzo, la Commissione Europea ha imposto a Microsoft una multa da 561 milioni di Euro.
Dopo la segnalazione al Parlamento del 17 aprile scorso sui criteri di assegnazione dei diritti TV del campionato di calcio italiano, ritorna sul tema l'AGCM con la decisione relativa all'acquisizione di Sky dei diritti sulla Uefa Champions League per le stagioni 2012-2015 e sui Mondiali 2010 e 2014.
The new law 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Competition has recently been adopted.
The European Commission has recently published for consultation the first draft of a revised General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid matters.
A discussion which explores the manner in which to stay away from the risk of infringing competition policy.
A bill amending the Competition Act has been passed and published in the Belgian State Gazette.
Most changes to the Commerce Act should make the new cartel regime more predictable, except for international shipping.
The exchange of information between competitors is not regulated under Turkish law.
For many years, California’s Unfair Competition Law had no traditional standing requirements, but since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2004, standing has been required, and standing continues to be litigated regularly.
The next step of the on-going Phoebe Putney litigation is completed.