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Don’t Break-up Tech Giants Based on Populist Grandstanding

Posted in Competition Litigation, Monopolization
Antitrust exaggerated backlash against Big Tech is an attack on principles of free markets “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” That Japanese proverb – typically used to teach conformity – seems to be the approach advocated by U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren in her recent call to “break up our… Continue Reading

Competition Bureau Issues “No Action” Letter Despite Likely Anti-Competitive Effects of Proposed Merger

Posted in Competition Litigation, Merger Notification & Review, Pricing and Distribution
Despite the fact that Canada’s Competition Bureau had concluded that the proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation by Superior Plus Corp. would likely result in a substantial lessening of competition for the supply of various industrial chemical products in Canada, the Bureau issued a “no action” letter clearing the transaction under the Competition Act because of… Continue Reading