The Impact of COVID-19 on Merger Control  

Apr. 8, 2020

The CBA Competition Law Section's Mergers Committee presents:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Merger Control

April 8, 2020 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern

The panel will consider the effect that COVID-19 is having and is expected to have on merger control in Canada and internationally and consider, among others, the following topics: 

  • The effect that the pandemic will have on the timing of reviews and service standards 
  • Potential strategies that can be employed by parties to facilitate a more efficient review to mitigate potential delay
  • Whether antitrust regulators should relax information requirements for certain types of transactions during this time
  • The effect the pandemic may have on substantive reviews (e.g., increased reliance on failing firm arguments)
  • Whether there is expected to be increased use of timing agreements to allow regulators additional time to complete their substantive reviews
  • The increased complexity of coordinating global reviews of transactions among regulators
  • The challenge of determining the "but for" world against which to assess competitive effects where historic data may give little guidance as to the future 

Zirjan Derwa, Torys LLP

Renée Duplantis, The Brattle Group
Megan Granger, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Ariane Jaros-Denis, Competition Bureau


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    April 8, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)


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

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

    Section Affiliates, please email to register for this event.

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



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