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Auto Parts Supplier Fined $4.5 Million For Bid-Rigging

A Japanese motor vehicle components supplier, Yamashita Rubber, pleaded guilty to participating in an international bid-rigging conspiracy and was fined $4.5 million by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Yamashita participated in the Competition Bureau’s Leniency Program. According to the Competition Bureau, Yamashita conspired with another Japanese components supplier to rig bids for anti-vibration components and systems for certain Honda Civic and CRV models manufactured in Canada. This marks the seventh guilty plea since the Competition Bureau’s large-scale investigation in the auto parts industry began in December 2009, bringing the total fines to just over $56 million. See our summary table for all auto ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Signs MOU With Competition Commission of India

The Competition Bureau has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Competition Commission of India (CCI). The MOU is intended to strengthen each organization’s ability to address inter-jurisdictional competition ... [more] Full article

Loblaw Sells Three Shoppers Drug Mart Stores To Rexall and McKesson

On December 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau approved the sale of three additional Shoppers stores to Rexall and an independent pharmacist operating under the McKesson banner. Under the Consent Agreement signed between Loblaw ... [more] Full article

National Energy pays $7 million to resolve door-to-door sales investigation

National Energy Corporation, has agreed to pay a total of $7 million in restitution, administrative monetary penalties, and costs to settle the Bureau’s concerns about its door-to-door selling tactics. The Bureau ... [more] Full article


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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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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville demonstrates broad-ranging skills and knowledge in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, securities and employment law.

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