Mark C. Katz

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Toronto)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mark Katz is a partner in the Competition & Foreign Investment Review, Retail and China practices. He has advised domestic and international clients on a wide variety of competition law matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, criminal cartel investigations, joint ventures, abuse of dominance, distribution and pricing practices, misleading advertising and compliance and other legislation governing foreign investment in Canada. Mark has appeared at every level of court in relation to competition matters, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has acted as counsel on several leading cases before the Competition Tribunal, including the first abuse of dominance and merger cases heard by that body. He also provides advice with respect to the application of the Investment Canada Act.

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Clifford Chance (London)

Articles

1269 Bulletin

Anita Banicevic, Mark C. Katz The Canadian Federal Court provides practical guidance for parties responding to compulsory production orders from the Competition Bureau (Bell Mobility)

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Responding to Compulsory Production Orders from the Competition Bureau: Federal Court of Canada Provides Practical Guidance* Canada’s Commissioner of Competition is armed with a variety of compulsory powers that he can use in pursuing investigations. One such power is the ability, with the (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Competition Bureau completes two lengthy merger investigations in the grocery sector where the regulation of pricing conduct with regard to the relation retailer - supplier was a central issue

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Face-off in the Grocery Aisle: Retailers and Suppliers Go Head-to-Head in Canada* I. INTRODUCTION Perhaps more than ever, tensions between suppliers and retailers have become the defining feature of the grocery industry worldwide. These tensions have also frequently formed the basis for (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Competition Bureau publishes a new draft of its enforcement guidelines on resale price maintenance as the previous guidelines failed to address a large number of issues covered by Section 76

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Canada grapples with pricing issues* Introduction With the exception of hard-core cartel conduct such as price-fixing and bid-rigging, Canadian competition law has de-emphasized in recent years the importance of pricing conduct as a source of anti-competitive harm. Thus, although the Canadian (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian government proposes amendment of the Competition Act to prohibit unjustified price discrimination and reduce the gap between consumer prices in Canada and the United States

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Proposed Amendment to Canada’s Competition Act to Prohibit “Unjustified” Cross-Border Price Discrimination* On February 11, 2014, the Canadian government included in its federal budget a proposed amendment to the Competition Act to prohibit unjustified price discrimination to reduce the gap (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal rules that abuse of dominance provisions could potentially apply to a person that controls a market without competing in that market (TREB)

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Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Expands Scope of Competition Act’s Abuse of Dominance Provisions* On February 3, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Competition Tribunal’s 2013 decision dismissing the Commissioner of Competition’s abuse of dominance allegations against the Toronto (...)

Mark C. Katz, Stéphane Eljarrat The Supreme Court of Canada rules that investigators cannot search personal electronic items without a warrant providing them with an express authorization (R. / Vu)

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The Supreme Court of Canada: A Computer is Not a Cupboard* When investigating cartel violations in Canada, the Competition Bureau’s tool of choice is the “search and seizure” (the Canadian equivalent of the “dawn raid” in Europe). The Bureau execises its search and seizure powers pursuant to (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Competition Bureau completes two lengthy merger investigations in the grocery sector where the regulation of pricing conduct with regard to the relation retailer - supplier was a central issue

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Face-off in the Grocery Aisle: Retailers and Suppliers Go Head-to-Head in Canada* I. INTRODUCTION Perhaps more than ever, tensions between suppliers and retailers have become the defining feature of the grocery industry worldwide. These tensions have also frequently formed the basis for (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Competition Bureau chooses not to appeal the decision of the Competition Tribunal, but to focus on identifying alternate means of addressing the competition issues in the supply of credit card services (VISA, MasterCard)

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Credit Cards in Canada: What Role for Competition Law?* 1. Introduction The growing popularity of credit and other payment cards among consumers has been accompanied by an increase in the regulatory and legal scrutiny of the terms governing the availability and use of these cards. One focus (...)

Mark C. Katz The Canadian Competition Tribunal dismisses the action based on an alleged abuse of dominance against a non-profit corporation founded by a group of real estate practitioners (TREB)

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Competition Tribunal Dismisses Abuse of Dominance Case Against The Toronto Real Estate Board* Here is an item on an important decision of Canada’s Competition Tribunal written by my partners George Addy, Sandra Forbes, John Bodrug and Jim Dinning. It is especially relevant for trade (...)

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