Competition Act: Commentary and Annotation, 2024 Edition
This annual publication annotates each substantive provision of the Competition Act, with synopsis of key applicable cases and expert analysis and insights.
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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 review of key developments in 2023 and a look forward to 2024 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 2024 Edition
- Preface updating recent initiatives and activities of the Competition Bureau and anticipated developments in 2024
- Amendments to the Competition Act and discussion of proposed amendments
- New Guidelines, including Enforcement Guidelines on Wage-Fixing and No Poaching Agreements, Information Bulletin on Transparency, and Misleading Representations and Deceptive Marketing Practice Choice of Criminal or Civil Track Under the Competition Act
- Revised Guidelines, including revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (August 11, 2023)
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!
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Annotated Competition Act
Legislation, Guidelines and Policies
Competition Act Regulation – Notifiable Transactions Regulations (SOR/87-348)
Competition Bureau Interpretation Guidelines
Procedures Guide for Notiﬁable Transactions and Advance Ruling Certiﬁcates under the Competition Act
Pre-merger Notiﬁcation Interpretation Guidelines No. 1-16
Hostile Transactions Interpretation Guidelines No. 1-2
Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Handbook for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters
Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Handbook for Written Opinions
Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Policy for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters
Merger Enforcement Guidelines
Merger Review Process Guidelines
Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act
Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions .
Price Maintenance Enforcement Guidelines
Information Bulletin on the Communication of Conﬁdential Information under the Competition Act
Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
Competitor Collaboration Guidelines
Enforcement Guidelines on Wage-Fixing and No Poaching Agreements
Information Bulletin on Transparency
Misleading Representations and Deceptive Marketing Practice Choice of Criminal or Civil Track Under the Competition Act
Competition Tribunal Act
Competition Tribunal Rules
Competition Tribunal Practice Direction Regarding Mediation