CBA Competition Law Section’s Young Lawyers Half Day Symposium 

Apr. 20, 2018
Ottawa ON

The Competition Law Section’s Young Lawyers Committee presents

CBA Competition Law Section’s Young Lawyers Half Day Symposium

April 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET

In-person only: Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Registration | 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Opening Remarks and Keynote Address by Anita Banicevic, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Chair of the CBA Competition Law Section | 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Session I: Competition Career Paths | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

The practice of competition law offers many career paths and a wide range of opportunities. In this panel, current and former members of the competition bar provide perspective and advice on building a career in competition law or expanding outside of the traditional venues of private practice or government, and advise young lawyers on how to seize opportunities and build their careers. 

Belinda Chiu

Ken Jull, General Counsel, Competition Bureau
Leah Noble, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Labatt Brewing Company Limited 
Greg Sullivan, Director, Legal Project Solutions, Deloitte

Session II: Competition Law In The “Mainstream” - The Rise of Hipster Antitrust? | 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

As competition-related headlines continue to generate public interest and consumer awareness, is the practice of competition law about to enter the era of “Hipster Antitrust”? How big is “too big” for the current crop of tech giants? Will consumer protection concerns be at the forefront of the next generation of case law in Canada? Is “trust-busting” making a comeback? Hear from an experienced panel of enforcers, practitioners, and academics on the rise of “Hipster Antitrust” and its potential implications on mergers and conduct in the coming years.

Florence Chan

Shawn Hashmi, Competition Bureau
Elisa Kearney, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Margaret Sanderson, Charles River Associates  
Paul-Erik Veel, Lenczner Slaght & University of Toronto Law and Economics

Session III: Embracing Diversity in the Legal Profession | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Speakers will address the challenges to and opportunities for embracing diversity as individuals working in the legal profession. The panel will canvass initiatives organizations and individuals can undertake to foster an inclusive and supportive environment. 

Jacqueline Beckles, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice

Ranjan Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP
Peter Sullivan, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Joanne St. Lewis, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Young Lawyers Networking Reception | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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    April 20, 2018
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET

    Free for CBA Competition Law Section members and members of the Competition Bureau

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at to register for this event.

    Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)
    55 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2




Augusta Acquah
CBA National Office
613-237-2925 ext. 143