The Mergers Committee deals with the merger provisions of the Competition Act and is concerned with all procedural and substantive aspects of merger law and merger review.

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Past Events

Double Jeopardy? Intersection of Competition Act and Sector Specific Merger Reviews: Financial Services, Telecom and Transportation (March 21, 2024)

Merger Review and Litigation After Section 96 (March 5, 2024)

Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (November 15, 2023)

The P&H Decision: Key Implications and Takeaways (January 20, 2023)

Mergers/Monopolistic Practices Roundtable (May 26, 2022)

The Nuts and Bolts of Merger Litigation (April 13, 2022)

Recent Developments in Competition Bureau Merger Review (March 23, 2022)

Mergers and Reviewable Matters/Unilateral Conduct Committees Joint Roundtable (May 19, 2021)

A Guide to Remedying Canada/US Cross-Border Mergers (April 28, 2021)

Non-Notifiable Mergers: A Changing Landscape? (April 21, 2021)

Mergers 102: Nuts and Bolts of the Failing Firm "Defence" (March 19, 2021)

Breaking it Down: Calculating and Incorporating Efficiencies 2.0 (March 2, 2021) Recording available upon request

Mergers 101: ARC Request Letters and Market Definition (November 23, 2020) Recording available upon request

Time to talk about efficiencies: A panel discussion on the Competition Bureau's model timing agreement for mergers involving claimed efficiencies (June 25, 2020) Recording available upon request

The Impact of COVID-19 on Merger Control (April 8, 2020) Recording available upon request

Not This Again: Pet Peeves and Pitfalls from Both Sides of a Merger Review (February 19, 2020)

Non-Price Effects and Dynamic Efficiencies: The Rise of Qualitative Analysis (December 11, 2019)

Mergers and Reviewable Matters/Unilateral Conduct Committees Joint Roundtable (May 22, 2019)

Managing Risk: Due Diligence and Information Exchanges Pre-Merger (April 23, 2019) Recording available upon request

How to Calculate and Incorporate Efficiencies (February 28, 2019)

ARC Requests and Market Definition 101 (December 18, 2018) Recording available upon request

Criminal Aspects of Canadian Mergers Practice: The Intersection of M&A and Cartels (November 26, 2018) Recording available upon request

Mergers Committee Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials (May 31, 2018)

Q&A with the Bureau on Merger Efficiencies: everything you ever wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask...until now (March 26, 2018) Recording available upon request

Mergers 401: Consent Agreements (January 11, 2018) Recording

The View from the MNU (December 11, 2017) Recording

Merger Review and the Proposed Airline Antitrust Immunity Process under the Canada Transportation Act (August 8, 2017) Recording

Advanced Merger Counseling: Voluntary Merger Notification Regimes (May 31, 2017) Recording

Mergers Roundtable (May 26, 2017)

Merger Review in the World of the Internet (April 19, 2017) Recording

If it’s Broke, Ain’t it Worth Fixing? (March 24, 2017)

A Firsthand Analysis of the Parkland Case (January 25, 2017)

Mergers 301: Managing Your First SIR (November 22, 2016) Recording

Dis-synergies? Analyzing Efficiencies in Cross-Border Mergers (November 16, 2016) Recording

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