Mergers Committee Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials  

May 31, 2018
Toronto ON

The CBA Competition Law Section's Mergers Committee presents:

Mergers Committee Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials

May 31, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern
Attend In-Person or by Teleconference

In Person: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, 155 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON, Reception: 40th Floor
In-person sign-in to start at 9:30 am ET
Lunch will be provided

The Mergers Committee of the CBA Competition Law Section invites you to its annual roundtable with the most senior and experienced staff of the Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch of the Competition Bureau.  

Join us as we discuss trends in notifiable mergers, recent Bureau outreach on SIR practice and procedure, the Bureau’s draft efficiencies guide, a new Bar-Bureau task force into merger review processes, and debating potential improvements to Part IX.

As ever, participants will hear from Bureau management on its key priorities and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the topics discussed. This event will be hosted by Charles Tingley, Partner at the Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

Agenda – 2018 Mergers Roundtable




10:00 am-10:30 am ET

Merger Notification Unit Report

Mark Magro
Hilary Furness
Competition Bureau

10:30 am-11:15 am ET

Approach to Merger Efficiencies

Laura Sonley
John MacGregor
Competition Bureau

Navin Joneja
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

11:30 am-12:00 pm ET

Reflections on Ex Post SIR Review

Lionel Kinkartz
Blake Fensom
Competition Bureau

Jonathan Bitran
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

12:00 pm-12:30 pm ET



12:30 pm-1:00 pm ET

Mergers Task Force Report

  • Filing Fees
  • Service Standards
  • Exemptions
  • Thresholds
  • Communications

Mark Magro
Hilary Furness
Jacqueline Byers
Trevor MacKay
Competition Bureau

Charles Tingley
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1:00 pm-1:30 pm ET

Deeper Dive: Debating Potential Reform to Part IX

David Rosner
Goodmans LLP

1:30 pm-2:00 pm ET

Competition Bureau Management Report and Q & A

Matthew Boswell
Ann Wallwork
Melissa Fisher
Trevor MacKay
Competition Bureau


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    May 31, 2018
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

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

    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    155 Wellington Street West
    Toronto, ON, M5V 3J7
    Reception: 40th Floor 

    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