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Dr. Renée Duplantis has 15 years of experience involving complex competition matters in Canada, the United States and Europe.

She specializes in the empirical analysis of antitrust issues with a primary focus on quantifying the competitive effects of mergers. She has also been involved in several large competition matters involving allegations of abuse of dominance, exclusionary conduct, monopolization, collusion and price-fixing.

From 2011 through 2014, Dr. Duplantis was seconded to the Canadian Competition Bureau, and in 2014, she served as the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Bureau. During this time, she provided the Commissioner of Competition with advice on economic matters related to competition policy, and participated in the economic analysis of high-profile investigations under the Competition Act, including two litigated cases, Commissioner of Competition v. Tervita (CCS Corporation) and Commissioner of Competition v. Toronto Real Estate Board.

Representative Engagements
Merger review before the Competition Bureau

Retained as the outside expert for Superior Plus, LP in connection with its acquisition of the retail propane distribution business of Gibson Energy ULC (Canwest Propane), which involved empirically estimating the anti-competitive effects of the merger and conducting the section 96 trade-off analysis. Presented findings to the Competition Bureau.

Retained as the Canadian outside expert for Agrium, Inc. in the review of its merger with PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, which involved empirically estimating the anti-competitive effects of the merger and conducting the section 96 trade-off analysis. Submitted findings to the Competition Bureau.

Retained as one of the outside experts for Cintas Corporation in its acquisition of G&K Services Inc., which involved conducting the section 96 trade-off analysis. Presented findings to the Competition Bureau.

Retained as one of the outside experts for BCE, Inc. in its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Systems Inc., which involved empirically estimating the anti-competitive effects of the merger. Submitted findings to the Competition Bureau.

Retained as one of the outside experts for Superior Plus Corporation in its proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation. Presented findings to the Competition Bureau.

Publications
Article
The Importance of Quantifying Non-Price Effects in Canada
June 21, 2017
Published in Concurrences Law & Economics
This article discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.
News & Events
November 15, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at ACE Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the 16th Annual Association of Competition Economics (ACE) Conference, to be held November 15-16 in Bologna, Italy.

September 27, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, to be held September 27-28 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

July 31, 2018
Who's Who Legal Identifies Brattle Economists as World's Leading Experts in Consulting

Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading economic consulting experts in the areas of competition, construction, financial advisory and valuation, quantum of damages, and data and e-discovery.

January 22, 2018
Brattle Assists Agrium Obtain Regulatory Approval in $36 Billion Merger

The Brattle Group assisted the fertilizer company Agrium Inc. to obtain regulatory approval in its $36 billion merger with Potash Corporation, forming the world’s largest crop nutrient company.

December 04, 2017
Brattle Client Superior Plus Cleared in Acquisition of Canwest Based on Efficiencies

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

June 21, 2017
Brattle Economists Publish Concurrences Article on Non-Price Effects in Competition

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Consultant Ian Cass have published an article in the recent issue of Concurrences Law & Economics that discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.

June 06, 2017
Renée Duplantis Named Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2017

Renée Duplantis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in competition economics.

October 06, 2016
Renée Duplantis to Present at Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will present at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, taking place October 6-7, 2016 in Ottawa, ON.

May 30, 2016
Renée Duplantis Appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis has been appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council, which consists of the top-ranked academics and practitioners active in competition policy.

April 28, 2016
Renée Duplantis to Present at International Competition Network Annual Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will present at the upcoming International Competition Network’s (ICN) Annual Conference, taking place April 26-29, 2016 in Singapore.

January 19, 2016
The Brattle Group Recognized as One of The World’s Top Firms For Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the ninth consecutive year that Brattle has been recognized in GCR’s annual “Economics 21,” an analysis of the world’s leading economic consulting firms.

January 19, 2016
Renée Duplantis and Joshua Gans to Present at Emerging Competition Issues Workshop

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present at the upcoming Canadian Competition Bureau’s workshop “Emerging Competition Issues: Keeping Pace in a Changing World,” taking place January 19, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

October 01, 2015
Brattle Experts to Present at Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle experts will speak at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, taking place October 1-2, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada.