The ability of governments to intervene in mergers on public interest grounds

  • 24/05/22
  • 16:00
  • Online
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Event Information

Join this Law Society webinar, presented in collaboration with the Canadian Bar Association, to gain an understanding of public interest intervention in different legal jurisdictions and the outcomes/significance of recent cases.

Expert speakers including competition law partner, Stephen Smith, will analyse the Government’s ability to intervene in mergers on the grounds of public interest, and draw comparisons between the UK, Canada and the EU. The panel will pay particular interest to the new powers introduced in the UK in 2020, how well these are working and what the future looks like.


  • Stephen Smith – Partner at Bristows, Law Society Competition section committee member
  • Cassandra Brow – Partner at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP
  • Kevin Ackhurst – Partner at Competition & Foreign Investment Group

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Stephen Smith

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