DG Comp “copied” UK in damages proposals

16 October 2013

The European Commission’s draft directive antitrust damage proposals have been directly modelled on the UK’s outgoing competition regime, says a UK lawyer who was involved in DG Comp's consultation process. Katy Oglethorpe in London

Limitation periods must not end before enforcement decision, says EC official

Limitation periods must not end before enforcement decision, says EC official

16 October 2013

DG Comp has defended a proposal ensuring victims of cartels can claim damages well after a competition authority has issued its final decision on an infringement. Adam Dobrik in London


Nicholas Heaton

Hogan Lovells International

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld & Co


Nicholas Blaney

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Mark Brealey QC

Brick Court Chambers

Ingo Brinker

Gleiss Lutz

Cristina Caffarra

Charles River Associates

Thomas de la Mare QC

Blackstone Chambers

Thomas Funke

Osborne Clarke

Luke Haasbeek

Policy officer, DG Competition, European Commission

Mark Hoskins QC

Brick Court Chambers

Daniel Jowell QC

Brick Court Chambers

Jeroen Kortmann


Suyong Kim

Hogan Lovells International

Thorsten Mäger

Hengeler Mueller

Elizabeth Morony

Clifford Chance

Rob Murray

Mishcon de Reya

Gunnar Niels


Michael Sanders


Marcus Smith QC

Fountain Court

Mark Sansom

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

CPD points

The conference has been accredited with 6.5 CPD hours from the SRA.


08.30: Welcome coffee & Registration

09.00: Chairs' Introduction

09.10: European Commission's draft Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions

Luke Haasbeek, policy officer, DG Competition, European Commission

09.35: Reform of Antitrust Damages in the UK

Nicholas Blaney, The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

10.00: Panel discussion and Q&A on the first two presentations: Forthcoming reform of antitrust damages claims at the EU and UK level

Elizabeth Morony, Clifford Chance

Ingo Brinker, Gleiss Lutz

Rob Murray, Mishcon de Reya

Luke Haasbeek, policy officer, DG Competition, European Commission

Nicholas Blaney, The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

11.10: Coffee break

11.30: Presentation and panel discussion on the broadening scope of antitrust damages claims

Topics covered will include claims that go beyond European Commission or NCA infringement decisions (whether in terms of parties, geographical scope, product or time frame), claims based on regulatory decisions other than those of the Commission or NCA, the potential for "global claims" and claims based on causes of action other than breach of statutory duty.

Thomas de la Mare QC, Blackstone Chambers

Mark Sansom, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Thomas Funke, Osborne Clarke

Daniel Jowell QC, Brick Court Chambers

12.30: Networking lunch

13.30: Case study: Contribution proceedings in antitrust damages claims

The case study will consider the strategic, legal and procedural issues raised by contribution claims in antitrust damages actions. It will include consideration of contribution claims in various European jurisdictions; the different approaches available to claimants and defendants and the legal issues that can arise.

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International

Anthony Maton, Hausfeld & Co

Thorsten Mäger, Hengeler Mueller

Michael Sanders, Linklaters

Jeroen Kortmann, Stibbe

15.00: Coffee break

15.20: Presentation and panel discussion- How courts approach the assessment of damages in Competition Litigation cases?

Gunnar Niels, Oxera

Cristina Caffarra, Charles River Associates

Suyong Kim, Hogan Lovells International

Mark Hoskins QC, Brick Court Chambers

Marcus Smith QC, Fountain Court

16.30: Competition Litigation: Current trends and predictions for the future

Mark Brealey QC, Brick Court Chambers

17.10: Chairs' summary of the day 


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