Competition lawyers gather in Ottawa for fall conference

A panel, titled Canada Wants Competition!, was held in a style similar to America’s Got Talent

Competition lawyers gather in Ottawa for fall conference
Lynne Vicars

The 2019 Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference was held in Ottawa on Oct. 17 and 18.

The conference featured various members of the competition law community, including Canadian and international enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, economists and academics. Participants shared knowledge, experience and advice regarding all areas of competition law and policy, such as mergers, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action proceedings and deceptive marketing practices.

A panel, titled Canada Wants Competition!, was held in a style similar to America’s Got Talent, where four ‘policy entrepreneurs’ pitched their proposals for the improvements needed to ensure that Canada’s cartel, merger and unilateral conduct laws and enforcement are relevant in the coming years, according to the conference’s agenda.

Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP, one of the sponsors, also participated in a Women in Competition Law Lunch on Oct. 18. Lynne Vicars, the firm’s chief innovation & strategy officer and senior counsel, was one of the participants of the event, a statement from the firm said.

Vicars is the immediate past-president of the Ontario Bar Association and is currently the chairwoman of the OBA’s technology and innovation committee. She is currently a member of the governance committee of the CBA.

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