Canada has the oldest antitrust authority in the world and they always seem to be pacesetters in competition policy. Our Canadian collection, organized by Mark Katz, highlights recent activities/controversies that are sure to spill over to the rest of the world. Our second collection includes three articles that follow-up on previous reports, including the question of whether keyword advertising truly harms the consumer, the Italian authority being reversed on the Pfizer case, and the FTC’s report on K-Dur that encourages complaints regardless of the likelihood of winning.
During her tenure, the Commissioner introduced a number of new or updated policy documents to offer guidance to consumers, businesses, and their advisors. Kevin Ackhurst (Norton Rose)
The Constitutionality of Administrative Monetary Penalties Under the Competition Act: Is Rowan a Full Answer?
Some AMPs are so large that they arguably amount to penal sanctions. John A. Campion & Antonio Di Domenico (Fasken Martineau)
The Commissioner’s application raised a number of legal issues, including the threshold and analysis for establishing that a merger has prevented future competition…Richard Elliott (Davies Ward)