Category Archives: Antitrust – Competition law

Antitrust and Competition Law news articles, reiews, notes and blog examples.

Beware the zombie invasion (stock exchange edition)

On September 18, Deloitte released a new report which outlines a roadmap for the competitive business climate in Canada. Included in the report is a warning that “Canada may have a zombie problem.” Luckily, Deloitte isn’t raising concern about hordes of flesh-eating undead, but rather the relatively large number of “zombie companies” that exist on Canadian stock exchanges. The report identifies “zombie companies” as those who do not have enough earnings to cover their interest payments and found that out of the 2,274 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, 16% could be considered “zombies” compared to the OECD average of 10%. According to Deloitte, the reason to be concerned about these “zombie companies” is that they are locking up significant amounts of capital and talent to the detriment of more productive firms. How did these companies come about? The report suggests….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony in Washington, D.C. ~ Friday, September 28, 2018

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read the speech here. I like the speech a lot. Makan discussed his immigrant experience. I was moved and I can relate. I was naturalized on April….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Georgetown University Law Center Honors Former FTC Chair Robert Pitofsky, Arnold & Porter's Bill Baer Delivers Tribute

From the press release: On September 13, 2018, Georgetown University Law Center hosted a luncheon in honor of former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Robert Pitofskyduring the FTC's Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. During the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Market Power and its Determinants in the Chinese Railway Industry

Hongchang Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, Kemei Yu, Beijing Jiaotong University – School of Economics and Management, Kun Wang, University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia (UBC) – Sauder School of Business identify Market….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Corporate governance 101: increasing minority shareholder voting power

If you are a minority shareholder you may feel a lack of control over corporate matters because majority shareholders, well, hold the majority of the voting rights. Certain shareholder agreements can help alleviate this lack of control and provide you with greater voting power. Shareholder Agreements Simply put, a shareholder agreement is a private contract between two or more shareholders of a corporation that supplements the corporation’s governing statute(s) and constating documents (i.e. articles of incorporation and by-laws). A shareholder agreement, particularly where it is not a unanimous shareholder agreement, should never contradict or conflict in any way with the corporation’s constating documents or governing statute(s). Instead, these documents should all speak to each other and form a consistent framework for effective corporate governance and operation. A shareholder agreement codifies your rights and obligations as a shareholder. These agreements may….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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