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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


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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

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Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than two decades of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Meredith Hayward

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Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

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Michael leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

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Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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