October 31, 2014
This is the second of three posts with our conference materials from the recent Canadian Society of Association Executives’ (CSAE) Annual Conference in Niagara (for the first post see below). I presented with Mark Katz from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto. This post discusses competition law issues that can arise in the context of association codes of ethics, some recent key cases and best practices to minimize risk in relation to association codes.
October 30, 2014
I was pleased to have been a speaker at the Canadian Society of Association Executives’ (CSAE) Annual Conference in Niagara. I spoke, with Mark Katz of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, on information exchanges and surveys, codes of ethics and recent competition law developments for associations. The following is the first of three posts with our conference materials – an overview of competition law and surveys, recent Competition Bureau statements on information exchanges and some best practices.
October 23, 2014
Guest post by Amy Reier
(Brownell & Reier)
High-Technology companies and other businesses and their lawyers need to be aware of important changes to Canadian and International laws on competition, privacy, security and IP dealing with trade associations and other business ventures. New laws on competition, privacy, anti-spam, anti-corruption and bribery require businesses to abide by strict regulations or risk facing civil actions or criminal charges. Due diligence and compliance are important at the start-up of any business venture.
October 21, 2014
Guest post by Jacob Kojfman
(Vancouver Tech Law Blog)
If you do anything online, you are going to be subject to some sort of terms and conditions and privacy policies. It can take over 40 years to read all the terms and conditions of all the licenses you may be subject to, so most people just click “I agree” without actually reading it, or even thinking that they are entering into a binding contract.
New Publications: OECD Publishes Competition Assessment Toolkit to Address Local Government Competitive Restraints
October 19, 2014
In an important decision released on October 17, 2014, Imperial Oil v. Jacques, 2014 SCC 66, the Canadian Supreme Court confirmed plaintiffs’ ability to obtain disclosure of wiretap evidence obtained in connection with criminal competition law investigations.
Associations: CSAE Workshop: “Competition Law: Codes of Ethics, Surveys and Recent Developments for Associations”
October 18, 2014
I am pleased to be a guest speaker at the Canadian Society of Association Executives’ (CSAE) National Conference 2014 in Niagara Falls this fall (October 29-31). I will be co-presenting with Mark Katz of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, the co-author of our competition law and associations book. Below is an overview of our seminar.
October 15, 2014
Guest post by Steven J. Cernak, Schiff Hardin LLP
Reprinted with permission
On October 14, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, the latest in its long line of cases interpreting the state action exemption to the antitrust laws. Clients who participate on or interact with such boards should be interested in the result of this case.