Creeps, Killers and Zombies: Antitrust Review of Small Mergers in the Digital Economy 

Jan. 31, 2020
Online

The CBA Competition Law Section's Legislation and Competition Policy Committee presents:

Creeps, Killers and Zombies: Antitrust Review of Small Mergers in the Digital Economy

January 31, 2020 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern
Teleconference


Antitrust enforcement agencies around the world are raising the alarm about potentially anti-competitive acquisitions by established or dominant technology firms of nascent competitors. Are firms really “killing” competitors, turning them into “zombies” or hoovering them up in sequence through “creeping” transactions?  And what can enforcers do about it? Join our experienced panelists to find out more about this burgeoning topic, including:

  • The literature and recent agency initiatives addressing small tech mergers; 
  • The legal framework for analyzing these acquisitions in Canada and elsewhere;
  • What other approaches, including merger retrospectives and potential legislative amendments, have or may be explored by enforcers to police small mergers in the digital economy. 

 

Moderator
Charles Tingley, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (Toronto)

Speakers
Keldon Bester, Competition Bureau of Canada (Gatineau)
Richard Flanagan, Linklaters LLP (London)
Katharine Haigh, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz (New York)

 

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    DATE AND TIME
    January 31, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    FORMAT
    Teleconference

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    COST
    Free for CBA Competition Law Section members, Section Affiliates, and members of the Competition Bureau.

    Section Affiliates, please email laurene@cba.org to register for this event.

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at ic.cblearningunit-uniteapprentissagebc.ic@canada.ca to register for this event.

 

CONTACT INFO

Lauren Essiambre
CBA National Office
laurene@cba.org 
1-800-267-8860 | 613-237-2925 ext. 146