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Competition Act: Commentary and Annotation, 2020 Edition

This annual publication annotates each substantive provision of the Competition Act, with synopsis of key applicable cases and expert analysis and insights.
Publication Language: English
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$112.00
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Softcover | 972 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433503255

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Developments in competition law continue to be a critical aspect of the Canadian legal landscape for any business that operates in Canada.

This annual publication annotates each substantive provision of the Competition Act, with synopsis of key applicable cases and expert analysis and insights of Brian A. Facey and Cassandra Brown, both Partners with the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Along with a detailed Year-In-Review in the Preface, this annual publication also contains the full text of the Act and related legislation and key Competition Bureau Guidelines, making it a valuable resource for corporate counsel, legal practitioners in private practice and business executives.

Features and Benefits

  • Preface – Keep abreast of latest legislative and jurisprudential developments, Competition Tribunal initiatives and major merger activities
  • Annotations of every substantive Competition Act provision – Benefit from expert interpretation of key provisions, terms and landmark cases
  • Extensive commentary – Understand principles, evolution and practices of competition law
  • Full text of legislation and key practice materials – Have ready access to the full text of up-to-date legislation and key practice materials

Highlights of 2020 Edition

  • Discussion of recent practice issues such as:
    • Joint dominance changes in practice arising from the recently issued Competition Bureau bulletin “Requests for information from private parties in proceedings under section 36 of the Competition Act
  • Discussion of recent key court and Competition Bureau’s decisions such as:
    • Pioneer Corp. v. Godfrey, 2019 SCC 42 (defendants’ liability for umbrella pricing effects)
    • The Commissioner of Competition v. Hudson’s Bay Company (misleading representations)
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (issued March 13, 2019)
  • Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Guidelines (issued March 7, 2019)

Who Should Buy

  • Corporate/commercial lawyers advising on mergers and the running of a business, including pricing, advertising and marketing practices
  • In-house counsel who need to advise on the legal boundaries of trade practices, both in Canada and internationally
  • Business executives who monitor the pricing, advertising and marketing practices of the corporation

An Essential Resource
When it comes to advising on advertising and trade practices, or ensuring compliance with competition legislation, regulations and guidelines, make sure you have this reference at hand!

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Table of contents

Legislative Currency
Preface
Table of Contents
Annotated Competition Act

Legislation, Guidelines and Policies
1. Competition Act Regulation – Notifiable Transactions Regulations (SOR/87-348)
2. Competition Bureau Interpretation Guidelines
a. Procedures Guide for Notifiable Transactions and Advance Ruling Certificates under the Competition Act
b. Pre-merger Notification Interpretation Guidelines No. 1-16
c. Hostile Transactions Interpretation Guidelines No. 1-2
d. Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Handbook for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters
e. Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Handbook for Written Opinions
f. Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Policy for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters
g. Merger Enforcement Guidelines
h. Merger Review Process Guidelines
i. Abuse of Dominance Provisions: Sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act Enforcement Guidelines
k. Price Maintenance (Section 76 of the Competition Act)
l. Information Bulletin on the Communication of Confidential Information under the Competition Act
m. Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

Competition Tribunal Act
Competition Tribunal Rules
Competition Tribunal Practice Direction Regarding Mediation