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Julie Rosenthal quoted in "Competition Bureau loses abuse case against airport authority", Global Competition Review

October-18-2019

Lawyer Julie Rosenthal
Area Litigation, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment

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Excerpt from "Competition Bureau loses abuse case against airport authority", Emily Craig, Global Competition Review:

The Competition Bureau said it is “disappointed” that the tribunal has ruled against the application, and it is “carefully reviewing today’s decision to determine its next steps”. The bureau has 30 days to appeal against the decision to the Federal Court of Appeal.

A spokesperson for the Vancouver Airport Authority said it is “pleased with the ruling”, which acknowledges that its actions were not anticompetitive. The authority has “vigorously defended its right to determine how services are provided” at the airport, the spokesperson said.

Julie Rosenthal, a partner at Goodmans in Toronto and counsel to the airport authority, said the tribunal’s finding that the authority did not act for an anti-competitive purpose is the most significant, “as it vindicates the thoughtful and professional decision-making engaged in by VAA senior management”.

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