Thursday, 16 November 2017, Feldmühlepl. 1, Düsseldorf


GCR Live is delighted to present the second edition of GCR Live Düsseldorf on Thursday, 16 November; an exploration and analysis of German competition law and practice within the EU and in a global context. 

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4220


Martin Klusmann

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf

Martin has significant experience in German, European and international competition law and has been involved in major merger cases and many national and international cartel cases, both inside and outside of the courtroom.

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30 Chairs' opening remarks  

Martin Klusmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf

9.45: Putting the new law (9th edition of the GWB) into practice in Germany: Avoiding pitfalls for practitioners

  • Initial practical experiences with the new law
  • Disclosure - Does it work and if so, how?
  • What are the most important questions left open?
  • What can we expect for the near future?

10.45: Coffee break

11.00: Cartels - Dealing with multiple authorities simultaneously

  • Document production
  • Double jeopardy
  • Harmonization of leniency
  • Data protection
  • Transfers of evidence
  • Who is liable and can you escape existing liability?

12.15: Networking lunch

13.15: Keynote address

14.00: Follow on Litigation

  • Trucks and Diesel litigation: Bringing America to Germany?
  • Litigation financing and contingency models
  • Assignment of claims routed through US or UK firms
  • Quasi class actions with website sign-up
  • Where does it all lead?

15.30: Coffee break

15.45: The Big Data and competition interface: What have we got in store?

17.00: Chairs' closing remarks
Martin Klusmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf

17.10: Conference close


Feldmühlepl. 1, 40545 Düsseldorf, Germany


  • “Excellent topics and an impressive panel.” Michael Galligan, Senior Counsel – IBM

  • "A good sharing and input forum." Corporate Legal Counsel & Company Secretary – Star Petroleum Refining Public Company

  • “An excellent conference - overall all the speakers were top of their game, thorough, clear and informative. Pitched at right level - so difficult to achieve this and it was done.”

    Practice Manager – Fountain Court Chambers

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early €775 22 Oct 2017
Early €975 3 Nov 2017
Standard €1,075 16 Nov 2017


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available