Nuts and Bolts of International Merger Control
Monday, April 29, from 12:00 – 1:30pm ET via teleconference
Presented by the ABA International Committee, the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and the Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Law Committee, together with the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section Young Lawyers Committee
Details and registration
June 30 Deadline for James H. Bocking Award Essay Submissions
The CBA National Competition Law Section James H. Bocking Award was established to honour annually the best scholarly paper on a subject relating directly to Canadian competition law or policy. The Competition Law Section James H. Bocking Award offers an excellent opportunity for articling students and associates (2010 calls and later) who are interested in competition law to expand their knowledge of Canadian competition law and policy and to build their profile within the Canadian competition law bar early in their career. The paper should specifically address competition law or policy, rather than a more general law or economics topic. More details on the Award can be obtained by clicking CBA National Competition Law Section James H. Bocking Award.
This year, we are excited to announce that the monetary prize is $2,500! As well, the Award winner will receive complimentary registration for the National Competition Law Section Annual Conference to be held October 2-4 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, where the Award will be presented, as well as travel/hotel to attend the conference.
Please contact Holly Doerksen with questions, or to submit a paper for consideration. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2013.
Competition/Antitrust Publications Listing
Fundamentals of Competition Law, Second Edition (to order the book)
Full text of The Competition Act
Competition Bureau Website
Competition Tribunal Website
Industry Canada Website
US Federal Trade Commission Guide to the Antitrust Laws
European Commission - Competition Website
More links of Interest...
A Primer on Immunity and Leniency in Criminal Competition Practice
Presented January 17, 2013 Via teleconference and in-person (Toronto, ON)
Click here to hear the recording
Canada’s Competition Bureau has consistently cited effective immunity and leniency programs as the most productive means of discovering and prosecuting cartel behaviour. As these programs continue to play an increasingly vital role in the Canadian legal landscape, both new and experienced practitioners alike must stay current on the latest developments and ensure that they understand the key issues.
This program featured:
- an overview of the Competition Bureau’s policy on immunity, leniency and plea negotiations, as well as a discussion of practical considerations and challenges going forward;
- a review of the recent decisions in R. v. Maxzone Auto Parts (Canada) Corp., 2012 FC 1117 and R. c. Couche-Tard Inc.,  J.Q. no 8109, and the implications of these cases for practitioners;
- an in-depth discussion of issues surrounding private party access to leniency and prosecution materials, featuring a review of the recent decision in Jacques c. Pétroles Irving inc et al., 2012 QCCS 2954; and
- an interactive Q & A session with our expert panelists.
Eye to I: Working Effectively with In-House Counsel on Competition Files
External competition counsel and in-house counsel with competition responsibilities: how different can your worlds be? The CBA National Competition Law Section's Young Lawyers Committee and Corporate Counsel Committee present this informative panel on ways to bridge the gap.
Audio Recording of the teleconference that took place on April 19th, 2012
Ideas for program topics and other feedback to assist the committee in meeting members’ needs can be forwarded to Committee Chair .
Become a Committee Member
This committee is open to all CBA members who practice competition law and are in their first seven years of practice. Membership is through participation in the Young Lawyers Committee listserv which interested Section members can join online .
The Young Lawyers Committee provides young lawyers with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of fundamental competition law principles and practices and to network with other competition lawyers at similar stages in their careers.
2013 Competition Law Spring Forum
May 28, 2013 - Toronto
Past Committee PD Sessions
Chair's Update - National Section
Join this Committee
This committee is open to all CBA members who practice competition law and are in their first seven years of practice.
Kaeleigh Kuzma - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
6300-1 First Canadian Place
PO Box 50 Stn 1st Can Place
Tel (416) 362-2111
Fax (416) 862-6666
Lise Marie Landry - Competition Bureau/Bureau de la concurrence
Place du Portage, Phase 1
50 rue Victoria
Tel (819) 953-7964
Fax (819) 953-9267
Marilyn Leblanc - McCarthy Tétrault S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l
1000 rue de la Gauchetière O
Tel (514) 397-4210
Fax (514) 397-4187
Ashley M. Weber - Stikeman Elliott LLP
5300-199 Bay St
PO Box 85 Stn Commerce Court
Tel (416) 869-5648
Fax (416) 947-0866
Staff Liaison/Personne ressource
Holly A. Doerksen - Canadian Bar Association/L'Association du Barreau canadien
500-865 Carling Ave
Tel (613) 237-2925 x142
Fax (613) 237-0185