Now in its 9th year, GCR Live is pleased to present its annual Competition Litigation conference, held in London on Thursday, 5 October 2017.

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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.

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Anthony Maton, London Managing Partner at Hausfeld, has 25 years' experience of litigating claims in the United Kingdom and across the globe, and has been a law firm Partner for the last 16 of those. For the last 10 years Anthony has set up and then lead Hausfeld & Co LLP in London, where he has been at the centre of the development of Competition Damage Litigation in Europe, as well as establishing the firm as one of the go to litigation practises for actions against banks.


Peter Davis

Cornerstone Research, London

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Katherine Kay

Stikeman Elliott, Toronto

Jeroen Kortmann

Stibbe, Amsterdam

Kim Lars Mehrbrey

Hogan Lovells International, Düsseldorf

Anna Morfey

Hausfeld, London

Mark Sansom

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Thomas Sebastian

Monckton Chambers

Mark Simpson

Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Iestyn Williams

RBB Economics, London


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

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

9.05: Keynote address

9.45: Proving passing on in a post Sainsbury’s world

A panel of economists and lawyers will consider how parties can in practice establish a passing on defense in light of the burden of proof and evidential requirements imposed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal's judgment in Sainsbury's v MasterCard.  

10.55: Coffee break 

11.10: UK class actions: A new regime takes root?

A panel discussion of developments in relation to UK class actions for competition law breaches, to include consideration of the CAT's decision in the first to class certification hearings, Pride and MasterCard. In its judgment in Pride the CAT turned to and followed Canadian case law, the panel will also look to the Canadian experience to see what can be learnt from it.

12.20: Two trials, only one infringement

Following the apparently conflicting outcomes to the Sainsbury's and Asda claims against MasterCard in respect of the same conduct, this presentation will look at the ways in which case management decision (of the Court and by the parties) can dramatically impact the outcome of claims.

13.00: Networking lunch

14.00: Arbitration case study

Following the High Court's decision in Microsoft v Sony to stay antitrust damages claim to arbitration, this case study will look at the circumstances in which an arbitration clause might be effective, and if it is what issues flow from arbitrating such a claim.

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Bilateral settlement

Most competition damages claims settle. This session considers the issues raised in cases involving multiple defendants or contribution defendants, some of whom wish to settle when others do not. Are bilateral settlements of interest to claimants, if so why? Can they be achieved and how can a defendant protect itself from contribution claims and escape any on-going litigation?

17.10: Closing speech

17.30: Chairs' closing remarks

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

17.35 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright


3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ, United Kingdom


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

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

Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £775  25 August 2017
Early £875 22 September 2017
Standard £975 5 October 2017


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available