Litigating For and Against the Bureau 

Apr. 5, 2018

The Competition Litigation Committee of the CBA Competition Law Section presents:


Litigating For and Against the Bureau

April 5, 2018 | 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern | Teleconference

Is competition litigation really different from other types of civil litigation? (Hint: The answer is “Yes!” or we wouldn’t have a brown bag about it.) The Commissioner of Competition is a unique party – whether as an adversary or as a client – and the Competition Tribunal has special features and processes that are unlike those of courts.

Bringing their perspectives and experiences from both sides of cases, our panelists will discuss these special considerations in the context of litigating reviewable matters. What are the Bureau’s distinctive characteristics and how should they affect counsel’s approach? How will proposed improvements to the Tribunal’s processes affect the path of competition litigation?

Finally, our panelists will compare the Canadian and American approaches to merger litigation, with a focus on the Staples – Office Depot case, in which two panelists experienced the FTC’s injunction process from opposite sides.

Emrys Davis, Bennett Jones LLP 

Linda Plumpton, Torys LLP
Adam Fanaki, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP 
Jonathan Hood, Competition Bureau Legal Services 


Please note: Dial- in information will be emailed to you the day before the session.


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    April 5, 2018
    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 and members of the Competition Bureau

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




Augusta Acquah
CBA National Office 
1-800-267-8860 | 613-237-2925 ext. 143