The purpose of the Competition Act is to help regulate trade in Canada. The Competition Act is intended to protect consumers by prohibiting anti-competitive business practices and promote competition in the marketplace. The Competition Act applies to all business activities in Canada..
We are experienced handling civil, administrative and criminal matters under the Competition Act including charges before the courts, matters proceeding before the Competition Tribunal, and Competition Bureau Investigations.
Experience truly matters in this area and we are frequently asked to guide companies under investigation. While not guaranteed to be the outcome in all cases, we have successfully resolved many issues for clients without conviction, sanction or penalty. When given an opportunity to do so we also provide preventative advice to clients to help them achieve compliance and avoid future conflict.