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Canada-US Cross Border Merger Transactions: Canadian Competition Law and US Antitrust Law Considerations

Antitrust/Competition & Marketing Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Algonquin, Escarpment and Huron Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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In this seminar, we will identify, compare and contrast key Canadian Competition Law and US Antitrust Law considerations that arise in the context of Canada-US cross-border merger transactions, including recent developments and best practices.

Our discussion will include consideration of:

  • Substantive competition and antitrust issues
  • Pre-merger notification/reporting obligations
  • Implications of failing to file
  • Applicable waiting periods
  • Government investigations (second requests and supplementary information requests)
  • Pre-closing conduct (exchanges of information and gun jumping)
  • Government remedies (dispositions and remedies, and related negotiation strategy)
  • Role of third parties in government investigations and private civil actions
  • Role of states in the US
  • The role of efficiencies
  • Rights of third parties to intervene
  • Availability of civil actions
  • Other merger approvals (special industries, foreign investment, national security)


Tony Baldanza, Partner, Fasken Martineau
Huy Do, Partner, Fasken Martineau
Barry Block, Partner, Thompson Hine


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am     Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am   Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professional Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


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For more information

Zahra Malik
+1 416 868 3329