Pending or Threatened Litigation: What to Keep in Mind and How to Prepare 

Apr. 30, 2021

CBA Competition Law Sprng 2021 Online Symposium

Pending or Threatened Litigation:  What to Keep in Mind and How to Prepare

Presented by the CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section

CBA members: $55
CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $40
CBA Student members: $10
Non-members: $220
Plus applicable taxes

This is the 5th webinar in the CBA Competition Law Spring Online Symposium. All sessions will be presented in English. Registrants will receive an on-demand recording following each webcast. You can purchase the full online symposium at a package rate.

Friday April 30, 2021 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Pending or Threatened Litigation:  What to Keep in Mind and How to Prepare

Sponsored by
Epiq global

Merger litigation in Canada is rare, as merging parties often enter into a consent agreement with the Commissioner prior to completing their transaction. However, given the lengthy timelines for complex merger reviews (particularly those where the Competition Bureau is asked to consider efficiency claims), is it time for merging parties to more frequently complete their transactions without affirmative comfort, close over concerns raised by the Competition Bureau, and instead react to potential enforcement at the Competition Tribunal? Is the calculus different for non-notifiable transactions? What are the key timing and procedural considerations arising in merger litigation?  Is the current Tribunal process and framework effective? This panel will discuss the options, strategies and risks competition counsel should consider when advising on and navigating merger transactions that may result in litigation.

Michael Kilby, Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Honourable Justice Andrew Little, Federal Court and Member of the Competition Tribunal
Julie Rosenthal, Goodmans LLP
Jonathan Hood, Competition Bureau Legal Services 
Randall Hofley, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Remarks 

Sponsored by

Navin Joneja, CBA Competition Law Section Chair
Kaeleigh Kuzma, Symposium Chair




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