Competition and Anti-Trust

Significant Changes to Canadian Takeover Bid Regime Implemented

Introduction On May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) implemented new harmonized takeover bid rules. These new rules represent the most significant changes to the securities regulatory regime for takeovers of public companies in Canada since the original adoption of the takeover bid regime in 1966. Background to the New Rules The takeover… Read More

Recent Changes in the Competition Regulatory Framework in Latvia

Recent changes in the competition regulatory framework in Latvia by adopting a new Unfair Retail Trade Practices Prohibition Law[1] have raised many concerns of market participants. The new law came into force on 1 January 2016 and since then (and also before) the Latvian Competition Council has issued guidelines, organized seminars and meetings for the… Read More

Pakistan’s Competition Regime- Out of The Shadows, And in Lockstep with Best Global Practices

Anti-Trust Laws, more commonly referred to as Competition laws or Anti-Monopoly Laws, are imperative for an economy to promote a competitive business environment that safeguards investors’ confidence and creates conditions which are conducive to innovation and growth. Although the effects of anti-competitive practices are not easily quantifiable and therefore may not be obvious, the most… Read More

The Future of Third Party Ownership and Influence in Football Following the FC Seraing Case

Third Party Ownership and Third Party Influence in football have long been topics of much mystique.  What exactly are they?  How do they work? Why are they so controversial?  And most importantly, are they legal?  This article attempts to answer these questions and examines the possible effects of a recent case involving these issues What… Read More

Doing Business in New Zealand: Compliance and Regulation

Introduction New Zealand is predominately a dual island state located in the South Pacific. During the 1980s, New Zealand underwent changes within its economic market structure. The result is a deregulated and decentralised economy engaging in international partnerships and most favoured nation agreements. Diminished import controls and subsidies establish New Zealand as a competitive international… Read More

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