Coverage

Turner QC considers separation of abuse and dominance

Turner QC considers separation of abuse and dominance

10 October 2016

Google’s lead counsel in Streetmap v Google last week said conducting separate trials of abuse and dominance in that case, with abuse tried first, was overall a good idea – but noted that it is difficult to completely hive off the two concepts.

Maton: iiyama litigation leaves “complicated playing field” in the UK

Maton: iiyama litigation leaves “complicated playing field” in the UK

10 October 2016

Discussing two recent high court judgments in follow-on litigation brought by monitor maker iiyama, Hausfeld’s London managing partner last week said a pair of recent judgments in the case have made it tougher for companies allegedly harmed by conduct that took place outside the EU to bring claims in London.

‘Hard Brexit’ wouldn’t kill EU cartel claims filed in London, barrister says

‘Hard Brexit’ wouldn’t kill EU cartel claims filed in London, barrister says

07 October 2016

Marie Demetriou QC today acknowledged that a form of Brexit in which the UK distances itself from EU competition law would cause difficulties – but said such a move wouldn’t prevent claimants from filing follow-on cartel claims in London.

Chairs

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Anthony Maton, London Managing Partner at Hausfeld, has over 20 years experience litigating claims in the UK and other jurisdictions. Anthony has established Hausfeld as the market leading claimant firm in Europe and been at the centre of the development of European competition damages litigation.

Nicholas Heaton

Hogan Lovells International, 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. 

Keynotes

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC

Linklaters, London

Sir Christopher set up what is now the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and held the post of President from 1999 to 2007. The CAT hears appeals from regulatory decisions by the OFT and other regulators under the Competition Act 1998 and Articles 101 and 102 of the EU Treaty, appeals under the Communications Act 2003, reviews in relation to merger and market investigations under the Enterprise Act 2002, and certain damages actions. As President, he was responsible for case management, interlocutory and interim applications, chairing the main hearings and preparing and delivering the judgments.

Speakers

Adam Aldred

Kings Chambers, Leeds

Nicola Boyle

Hausfeld, London

Mark Brealey QC

Brick Court Chambers, London

Paul Chaplin

Hogan Lovells International, London

Nicholas Cotter

Jones Day, London

Marie Demetriou QC

Brick Court Chambers, London

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Hans Friederiszick

E.CA Economics, Berlin and Brussels

Paul Hitchings

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Madrid

Anneli Howard

Monckton Chambers, London

Jon Lawrence

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Maya Lester QC

Brick Court Chambers, London

Thomas de la Mare QC

Blackstone Chambers, London

Rob Murray

Mishcon de Reya, London

Till Schreiber

Cartel Damage Claims, Brussels

Peter Scott

Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Mario Siragusa

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Rome and Brussels

Patrick Smith

RBB Economics, London

Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May, London

Pat Treacy

Bristows, London

Jon Turner QC

Monckton Chambers, London

Nils von Hinten-Reed

CEG Europe, Brussels

CPD/CLE Points

This conference is accredited with 5.5 hours under the SRA professional development scheme

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

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

9.05: Keynote speech

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, Linklaters, London

9.45: Session one: How will Brexit and the Damages Directive affect forum shopping?

  • Will Brexit influence claimants’ choice of jurisdiction?
  • Will the implementation of the Damages Directive level the playing field between member states, or will some jurisdictions remain more attractive? 
  • Which jurisdictions are set to benefit the most from the Damages Directive?
  • How will the directive change claimants’ thinking when shopping for the best forum?

Moderator:
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International, London

Panel:
Marie Demetriou QC, Brick Court Chambers, London
Paul Hitchings, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Madrid
Till Schreiber, Cartel Damage ClaimsBrussels
Mario Siragusa, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonRome and Brussels

10.55: Coffee break  

11.10: Session two: Looking back on the new UK CAT regime

  • Picking apart the new regime and reasons why it has been slow to take off – will the threatened £19 billion claim against MasterCard be the turning point? 
  • A review of the three fast-tracked cases so far: NCRQ suing the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, the Tesco “land restriction” case and, most recently, Socrates Training v The Law Society
  • The UK’s first collective action (Pride mobility scooters) and the threatened MasterCard claim
  • Transfers to the CAT, including Sainsbury’s v MasterCard
  • Section 47A and the limitation debate – statutory vs. foreign/domestic limitation

Moderator:
Anneli Howard, Monckton Chambers, London

Panel:
Adam Aldred, Kings Chambers, Leeds
Nicola Boyle, Hausfeld, London
Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

12.20: Session three: Streetmap and MasterCard trials: The economic evidence perspective

This session will examine the different approaches used to obtain economic evidence in two recent trials – Sainsbury’s v MasterCard and Streetmap v Google. Panellists will consider:

  • The role of economic evidence in these cases
  • The use of hot tubbing in Streetmap v Google compared to standard cross-examination in Sainsbury’s v MasterCard
  • The issues raised by the different approaches

Moderator:
Hans Friederiszick, E.CA Economics, Berlin and Brussels

Panel:
Mark Brealey QC, Brick Court Chambers, London
Patrick Smith, RBB Economics, London
Pat Treacy, Bristows, London
Nils von Hinten-Reed, CEG Europe, Brussels

13.30: Networking lunch

14.30: Session four: Streetmap and MasterCard trials: The legal and practical perspectives

Trials in competition claims are rare. Panellists will examine the lessons to be learnt from these two significant cases, and will consider the lasting legal effect.

Moderator:
Maya Lester QC, Brick Court Chambers, London

Panel:
Nicholas Cotter, Jones Day, London
Rob Murray, Mishcon de Reya, London
Jon Turner QC, Monckton Chambers, London

15.40: Coffee break

16.00: Session five: The geographic scope of claims for breach of EU competition law: The effect of the iiyama litigation

  • The geographic scope of claims for breach of EU competition law in light of the iiyama judgment relating to the cathode ray tube and cathode ray tube glass cartels
  • Will this judgement curb ‘worldwide’ damage claims in the UK?

Moderator:
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Panel:
Paul Chaplin, Hogan Lovells International, London
Thomas de la Mare QC, Blackstone Chambers, London
Richard Swallow, Slaughter and May, London

17.10: Closing speech - future trends and predicted developments

Jon Lawrence, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

17.30: Chairs' closing remarks

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

17.35 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception at the Eight Members Club kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright 

Venue

Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG, United Kingdom

Testimonials

  • "Great content, varied, informative" Laura Hickman, Hogan Lovells

  • "Very good topics, good format" Till Schreiber, CDC Cartel Damage Claims

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