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Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Latest Publications

GSK-Novatis transaction approved in Canada based on commitments in EU and US

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

A proposed transaction between two multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis was recently given the go-ahead by the Competition Bureau. The proposed transaction was announced on April 22, 2014 as a three-part, inter-conditional transaction, which involved the creation of a joint venture between GSK and Novartis for their over-the-counter (OTC) 

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SNC-Lavalin charged with foreign corruption offences

by W. Michael G. Osborne

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by the RCMP with paying bribes of nearly $48 million to Libyan government officials and defrauding Libya of nearly $130 million. SNC-Lavalin said it would “vigorously defend itself” against charges it says are “without merit”. It noted that the alleged conduct was committed by employees who 

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Proffers to Competition Bureau must be disclosed to accused, court says

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

Information received by the Competition Bureau at the proffer stage of its Immunity and Leniency Programs is not protected from disclosure to other accused persons by settlement privilege, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held in R. v. Nestlé Canada Inc. Chocolate bar makers accused of chocolate price fixing Chocolate bar makers Nestlé Canada 

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Efficiencies Save Landfill Merger, Supreme Court rules

by W. Michael G. Osborne

A landfill merger that gave the buyer a monopoly and would prevent prices from falling was saved by efficiencies amounting to one-half of one person’s annual salary, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled recently in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition). The decision establishes a number of important principles for merger analysis under the 

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Osborne and Booth Nominated for 2015 Antitrust Writing Award

by Wayne Powell (Webmaster)

The Editors and Contributors of The Litigator congratulate Michael Osborne on his nomination for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards for his article “Class Action Plaintiffs Can Obtain Wiretap Evidence”, The Litigator, October 2014.

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