John D. Bodrug

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

John Bodrug is a partner in the Competition & Foreign Investment Review practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review, including mergers, price fixing investigations and other pricing, distribution and advertising matters. John has represented and advised Canadian, U.S.-based and international corporations across a range of industries, including the energy and resources, transportation, agricultural, manufacturing, financial services, retailing and consumer products sectors. John has obtained Competition Act and Investment Canada Act clearances for numerous merger transactions. John also regularly represents companies that are the subject of inquiries under the criminal provisions of the Competition Act, including in the context of contested matters, resolutions short of proceedings, and immunity or leniency agreements. He has also acted as a special counsel for the Director of the Competition Bureau in the Competition Tribunal proceedings relating to the Interac shared electronic financial services network under the Competition Act. He appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on May 14, 2009 as the Canadian Bar Association’s Chair, National Competition Law Section, providing witness testimony as part of the Committee’s Examination of the Competition Act (Part 12) contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009.

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George N. Addy, Jim Dinning, John D. Bodrug, Sandra A. Forbes The Canadian Competition Tribunal dismisses abuse of dominance case in the market for residential real estate brokerage services (Toronto Real Estate Board)


Competition Tribunal Dismisses Abuse of Dominance Case Against The Toronto Real Estate Board* On April 15, 2013, the Canadian Competition Tribunal released its decision dismissing the Commissioner of Competition’s application against the Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”). The Commissioner had (...)

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