Machine Learning and Algorithmic Collusion 

May 8, 2020

This is the third in a series of four teleconference events presented by the CBA Competition Law Section's Young Lawyers Committee in lieu of their annual Young Lawyers Conference.

Machine Learning and Algorithmic Collusion

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

In an increasingly digitized world – where business decision-making is highly dependent on the use of data and algorithms to maximize sales and improve the customer experience – new and exciting Competition Act questions abound! This panel will discuss the innovative ways businesses are using algorithms, whether algorithms can engage in collusive behaviour, and how competition agencies are reacting to these developments. 

Panellists will answer all your burning questions about machine learning and algorithmic collusion, including:

  • Are algorithms that independently engage in what may be perceived as collusive behaviour engaging in anti-competitive acts?
  • Do competition agencies have sufficient tools to adequately address future challenges? Are any moving to increase the scope of their powers to stop algorithmic collusion before it arrives? 
  • How should competition lawyers advise clients during these uncertain times?


Dajena Pechersky, Associate, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Dimitrios Dimitropolous, Associate, The Brattle Group
George McDonald, Chief Digital Enforcement OfficerCompetition Bureau
Sandy Walker, Partner, Dentons LLP


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    May 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