The Macron Law Modifies French Competition Rules and Procedures.
After seven months of discussions before the French Parliament, the bill on “Growth and Activity and Equality of Economic Opportunities” known as the...more
PSR has published its response to its consultation on competition concurrency guidance as well as final guidance on its Competition Act 1998 (CA98) powers and procedures and its market reviews, market studies and market...more
According to the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014, “agricultural land is the common heritage of all the peo-ple of South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and...more
Airlines operating in Australia currently face an unprecedented degree of legal and regulatory change. This shifting landscape presents both opportunities and risks. DLA Piper has significant experience in the aviation...more
The application of competition law to standard essential patents (SEPs) has been the subject of significant debate. The latest instalment was provided by the Court of Justice on 16 July 2015 with its much-anticipated...more
Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, for an analysis of the new Canadian Integrity Regime. As Canada has one of the most robust Debarment regimes which includes anti-bribery enforcement,...more
The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court (USSC) in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment LLC (Kimble) highlights how a lack of knowledge of the law governing the intellectual property that is the subject of a...more
The Philippine Congress has passed, and President Benigno Aquino III is expected to sign into law, the Philippine Competition Act. The law, which aims to safeguard fair and competitive market conditions, marks the nation’s...more
On June 9, 2015, the Canadian Competition Bureau released updated draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs) for public comment. The comment period is open until August 10, 2015. It is the third publication of...more
Legislation and Regulation -
What are the principal statutes regulating advertising generally?
The principal federal statute regulating advertising in Canada is the Competition Act, which is a law of general...more
Mr Giovanni Buttarelli, the newly appointed European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”), spoke earlier this week at a seminar in Brussels on antitrust, privacy and big data.
After having explored the conceptual...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Last week, several of the world’s largest banks and brokerage firms lost hundreds of millions of dollars when the Swiss franc surged suddenly and surprisingly against the euro. It is eerily...more
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v. ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH -
Despite the fact that standard-essential patents (SEPs) have been on the agenda of the European Union (EU) competition law debate for some time now,...more
The Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Switzerland in competition matters, which entered into force on 1 December 2014, is the first “second generation” agreement concluded by the European Union with a third...more
Can indirect purchasers claim damages in tort for breaches of the Competition Act? This was one of the issues before the British Columbia Supreme Court in Fairhurst v Anglo American PLC, 2014 BCSC 2270. Madam Justice Brown...more
On 5 December 2014 the Commission’s Directive on rules governing actions for damages for infringements of competition law (the Damages Directive) was published. Member States will now have two years plus twenty days (until...more
Patent disputes lend themselves well to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, particularly mediation.1 Mediation provides a timely and cost-effective opportunity for parties to explore and adopt creative solutions for...more
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") has published a set of draft guidelines (the "Guidelines") on 9 October 2014 for public consultation. These guidelines, upon finalization, will be submitted to the...more
Industry has an opportunity to comment on the Competition Commission’s proposed Guidelines on how it intends to interpret and enforce the conduct rules in Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance.
COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION -
Australia has extensive competition and consumer laws dealing with, among other things, the promotion of competition and consumer protection. This section provides an introduction...more
MARKETING & LABELING LEGISLATION -
In Canada, the federal Competition Act prohibits certain marketing activities, which include:
• Resale price maintenance
• Predatory pricing
• Price discrimination
New competition provisions may make it easier to prosecute cartel offences, but add additional exclusions and defences.
On 1 April, the competition provisions of the UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) came...more
On January 20, 2014, the Competition Bureau announced the 2014 “size of transaction” pre-merger notification threshold would increase to $82 million; the 2013 threshold was $80 million. ...more
Smelly washing machines were at the center of a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal. In Arora v. Whirlpool Canada LP, the plaintiffs all bought Whirlpool front-loading washing machines. The early models of these...more
Clients occasionally ask me to create official rules for a sweepstakes or contest that will be conducted in the U.S. and Canada, or in Canada alone. That’s when I contact counsel in Canada who I know have up-to-date...more
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