*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Dialogue rather than confrontation: this is the basic precept underlying the philosophy of the Dispute Prevention and Resolution Process (DRP). While it is common in the field of competition law for the antitrust authority to negotiate directly with the parties involved to resolve competition concerns through agreement and commitment, it is less common for the authority to agree to use the services of an impartial third party through mediation. Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party assists the disputing parties in finding a mutually accepted and acceptable solution. It is from this unique perspective that one
CASE COMMENTS: FOREIGN CASELAW – HORIZONTAL MERGER – CONSENT AGREEMENT – MEDIATION – FUEL DISTRIBUTION SECTOR
Canada: The Competition Bureau authorizes a merger in the retail fuel distribution sector following mediation (Parkland)
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