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

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 Inc. and Mars Canada Inc., and several executives, were charged with numerous counts of price fixing contrary to the Competition Act after an investigation by the Competition Bureau. As part of its investigation, the Bureau received information from two other chocolate bar makers, Cadbury Canada Inc. ... [more] Full article

Efficiencies Save Landfill Merger, Supreme Court rules

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 ... [more] Full article

Canadian businessman extradited to US on fraud and bid rigging charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett appeared in a US court last week after his extradition to the US to face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges. The charges stem from a ... [more] Full article

Reliance scalded by $5 million penalty

Hot water heater rental supplier Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership has agreed to pay a $5 million fine and to change policies that made it difficult for customers to switch to ... [more] Full article


Developments

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

A proposed transaction between two multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and ... [more]

Pre-merger notification threshold increases to $86 million

The transaction size pre-merger notification threshold for 2015 will be $86 million, up from $82 ... [more]

Competition Bureau Approves Pharmacy Management Merger

Pharmacy management solutions companies TELUS Health and XD3 Solutions recently agreed to make it easier for ... [more]

Auto Parts Supplier Fined $4.5 Million For Bid-Rigging


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Michelle E. Booth

Michelle E. Booth

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michelle's skills and practice expertise extend to commercial litigation, civil litigation, class actions, and employment, administrative and competition law.

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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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