Tuesday, 3 November 2020, Zoom


Nicholas Heaton

Hogan Lovells, London

Nicholas leads the 'excellent, top-notch' competition litigation practice in London. His extensive experience litigating before the High Court and the Competition Appeals Tribunal enables him to represent clients in a wide range of industries, from financial and industrial to transport and technology. 

Nicholas is a commercial litigator and a recognized leader in the fields of Antitrust and Competition Litigation, Pensions litigation and Professional liability litigation. His depth of experience gives Nicholas a true understanding of client's issues.

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld, London, Brussels

Anthony Maton has more than 25 years' experience of litigating claims in the UK, Europe and across the globe, 16 of which as a partner. In 2009, Anthony co-founded Hausfeld & Co LLP in London which he leads as Managing Partner. In September 2019, he was appointed Co-Vice Chair globally.

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Vajda QC

Former Judge, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg


Daniel Beard QC

Monckton Chambers, London

Julia Dietrich

Frontier Economics, Brussels, London, Cologne

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills, London, Brussels

Sarah Ford QC

Brick Court Chambers, London

Laurent Geelhand

Hausfeld, Brussels, London, Paris

Paul Hitchings

Hitchings & Co, Madrid

Mark Sansom

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Ianika Tzankova

Tilburg University, Tilburg


All times are in GMT

09:00-09:05       Welcome address

Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London, Brussels
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells, London

09:05-09:35       Keynote address

Christopher Vajda QC, Former Judge, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

09:35-10:35       Litigating around Europe: what you need to know

Fundamental issues of strategy and process can vary, sometimes significantly, sometimes in devil-inducing detail, depending on where the case is taking place in Europe.

  • Handling the different requirements for evidence from courts around Europe and how that affects case strategy
  • Understanding how disclosure mandated by the Damages Directive has affected proceedings, and how courts have treated it and issues of privilege
  • The different requirements for economic evidence and to what extent that is challenged around the region

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells, London

Julia Dietrich, Frontier Economics, Brussels, London, Cologne
Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld, Brussels, London, Paris
Paul Hitchings, Hitchings & Co, Madrid

10:35-11:35       Collective actions in review

As major cases play out in key countries, this session will provide updates on important developments and tease out cross-jurisdictional trends.

  • Analysing the judgment on Merricks v Mastercard
  • An update on ‘Trucks’, ‘Trains’ and ‘FX’
  • How will the new Dutch collective actions be relevant for antitrust claims as they develop?

Anthony Maton, HausfeldLondon, Brussels

Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills, London, Brussels
Sarah Ford QC, Brick Court Chambers, London
Mark Sansom, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Ianika Tzankova, Tilburg University, Tilburg

11:35-12:05       Horizon scanning

Daniel Beard QC, Monckton Chambers, London

12:05-12:10       Closing remarks and networking

Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London, Brussels
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells, London

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