On April 26, 2015 the jury issued 60 “not guilty” verdicts for the six individuals and three corporations who stood accused in the 8 month long R v Durward trial. This case marks a milestone in Canadian bid-rigging trials; it is one of the largest proceedings of this nature to have ever occurred. It also
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New Canadian Competition Prosecution Service?
By Kyle Morrow & Peter Mantas on
On May 26, 2015 NDP MP Annick Papillon introduced Bill C-681: An Act to Amend the Competition Act (Competition Prosecution Service). The timing of the Bill is interesting. It follows on the heels of a major 8 month criminal bid-rigging trial (R. v. Durward, TPG, et al.). In that case, the jury…
Important Lessons for Business from Fasken Martineau’s Recent Victory in a Major Criminal Bid-Rigging Trial
By Patrick F.D. McCann & Peter Mantas on
On April 27, 2015, Peter Mantas and Pat McCann secured a victory in a major criminal bid-rigging trial. This communique will provide you with some further information about the trial including why it is important for companies that engage in any procurements and why it is precedent setting.
In a dramatic conclusion to an eight…