CBA Competition Law Fall Conference 

Oct. 20-21, 2022
Ottawa ON

CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

CBA Competition Law Fall Conference
Presented by the CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section

October 20-21, 2022
Registration Fees

"Is Everything up for Grabs?"
Modernization of Canadian Competition Law and Policy

This year’s Fall Conference arrives on the heels of significant “Phase I” proposed amendments to the Competition Act, introduced through implementation of the 2022 Federal Budget. “Phase II”, a broader consultation about competition legislation and policy is expected later this year. Hear how the recent legislative reforms and policy initiatives will change your practice and prepare for the potential impact of the anticipated amendments still to come.

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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Join us in-person in Ottawa on October 20-21 for the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference
The leading Canadian event for competition law and policy professionals.

The conference brings together all segments of the competition law community, including Canadian and international enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, economists and academics in order to share knowledge, experience and advice regarding all areas of competition law and policy, including mergers, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action proceedings and deceptive marketing practices.

Thursday October 20, 2022


8:30 am–8:50 am ET Registration and Hot Breakfast
8:50 am–9:05 am ET

Welcome and Introduction

9:05 am–10:30 am ET

Opening Plenary - Is Everything up for Grabs?

10:30 am–10:45 am ET

Refreshment Break

10:45 am–12:15 pm ET

Concurrent Sessions
Session 1 - Scholars on Buy-Side Agreements and Buyer Power
Session 2 - The New World of Abuse of Dominance 
Session 3 - Cartel Investigation Demonstrations 

12:15 pm–1:45 pm ET


12:45 pm–1:30 pm ET

Awards Presentation
Address by the Commissioner of Competition
Fireside chat with the Commissioner

1:45 pm–3:15 pm ET

Plenary - Contentious and High Stakes Mergers

3:15 pm–3:30 pm ET

Refreshment Break

3:30 pm–5:00 pm ET

Concurrent Sessions
Session 4 - The Efficiency Conundrum
Session 5 - 
Merger Clearance and The Rise of National Security Regimes
Session 6 - Hot Topics in Marketing and Advertising

5:00 pm–6:30 pm ET

Networking Reception

6:30 pm–10:00 pm ET

Dinner with Keynote Speaker

10:00 pm–12:00 am ET

Call to the Bar Networking Event

Friday October 21, 2022


8:00 am–8:30 am ET Hot Breakfast
8:30 am–10:00 am ET

Concurrent Sessions
Session 7 - Fresh Challenges in Compliance
Session 8 - Lessons from Abroad - Attitudes of the Enforcers 

Session 9 - The Evolution of Competition Class Actions

10:00 am–10:15 am ET

Refreshment Break

10:15 am–12:00 pm ET

Closing Plenary - The Great Debates  

12:00 pm–12:15 pm ET

Closing Remarks

12:15 pm–2:00 pm ET

Women in Competition Law Luncheon

Add a Printed Textbook to your Registration

Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law, 4th Edition

An invaluable reference tool, the newly published Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law, 4th Edition helps the non-specialist understand the basic issues in Canadian competition law, and explains complex issues for those with an interest in a particular area of competition law.

Register now for the 2022 CBA Fall Competition Law Conference and add a discounted printed copy of the book. Simply pick it up at the conference. 

$70 for CBA Members
$240 for Non-Memebers

Limited quatintites available. One printed texbook per registrant may be purchased, while supplies last. CBA members can also access the book online free of charge!



Registration fees

CBA Members: $780
CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $570
CBA Student Members: $310
Non-Members: $1,080
Plus applicable taxes

For Competition Bureau pricing, please contact for assistance.


Group Rates For Firms / Organizations

5 – 9 registrants = 10% discount
10 – 19 registrants = 15% discount
20+ = 20% discount
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    Oct. 20 & 21, 2022




    Fairmont Château Laurier
    1 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON


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