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South Africa: When a competitive bid is not enough

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Competition Litigation
One might think that competition law would applaud a firm that submits an independent and competitive bid, in response to a tender aimed at lowering prices.  Recent experience in South Africa suggests that this is not always the case, and that such a firm may face investigation by the competition authorities precisely because it won… Continue Reading

Competition Bureau Conducts Internet Sweep Focusing on Online Reviews and Endorsements

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Marketing & Advertising
Online reviews and endorsements are a growing tool used by businesses to sell their products and services.  Last month, the Canadian Competition Bureau (with international partners) conducted a “sweep” of the internet targeting online reviews and endorsements. The sweep is identifying websites that use online reviews or endorsements as part of their business model.  The Bureau… Continue Reading