The latest edition of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Competition World is now available. This award-winning quarterly publication provides a global survey of recent competition and antitrust law developments in a practical and accessible format.

Of particular relevance in this edition is an overview of bid-rigging, which is a criminal offence in Canada and in many other jurisdictions. Canada’s Competition Bureau announced earlier this year that it had secured guilty pleas in a number of high-profile global investigations, and that Canadian courts had imposed record-setting, multi-million dollar fines.

Other notable features in this issue include:

  • a discussion of several recent decisions by the European Commission in mobile telecoms mergers where the number of competitors is reduced from four players to three;
  • lessons from the e-book cases in the US and Europe in which antitrust agencies took issue with alleged resale price maintenance and most favoured nations clauses; and
  • a brief note on the challenge launched by the US Department of Justice to the proposed American Airlines/US Airways merger. Airline mergers have been a particular challenge in Canada.

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