Canadas New Competition Act

Venue: Toronto

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 22, 2009
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Description

As part of the 2009 Budget Implementation Act, the Canadian government has enacted the biggest changes to the Competition Act in decades.

These changes could affect the legality of thousands of agreements that are in place or contemplated; examples include joint ventures, R&D agreements, non-competes and dual distribution agreements. The transition period for amending your agreements is short.

Moreover, stakes for non-compliance have gone up, with maximum criminal penalties of up to 14 years in jail and/or $25 million in fines, new administrative monetary penalties of up to $15 million and greater risk of class actions.

The changes also increase the potential cost and timelines of all reviewable mergers – just as the economic conditions are forcing a wave of consolidations.

The Canadian Institute’s conference on Canada’s Competition Act goes beyond merely reciting the changes. You’ll gain insights into what they will really mean to your enterprise, and how to protect yourself and your organization in a cost-effective way.

And with many leading competition practitioners from Canada and the U.S. on hand, as well as three senior officials from the Competition Bureau, this is a great opportunity to find out what you will need to do to bring your practices and business arrangements into alignment with the new regime.

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Don’t miss this must-attend event. Register now to ensure your space by calling 1-877-927-7936 or in Toronto (416) 927-7936, by faxing us at 1-877-927-1563 or (416) 927-1563, or registering online.

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