Thursday, 4 October 2018, Exchange House, London

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2017 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 address

Mrs Justice Vivien Rose, Justice of the High Court, Chancery Division and Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, London

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.  

Elizabeth Morony, Clifford Chance, London

Lesley Farrell, Eversheds Sutherland, London
Iestyn Williams, RBB Economics, London
Elizabeth Jordan, Linklaters, London
Peter Davis, Cornerstone Research, London

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.

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International, London

Katherine Kay, Stikeman Elliott, Toronto
Mark Sansom, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Anna Morfey, Hausfeld, London
Jeroen Kortmann, Stibbe, Amsterdam

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, Sarah Ford QC of Brick Court Chambers will look at the ways in which case management decision (of the Court and by the parties) can dramatically impact the outcome of claims.

Sarah Ford QC, Brick Court Chambers, London

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.

Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Thomas Sebastian, Monckton Chambers, London
Kim Lars Mehrbrey, Hogan Lovells International, Düsseldorf
Sarah Abram, Brick Court Chambers, London
David Kavanagh QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, London

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?

Francesca Richmond, Baker McKenzie, London

Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Mark Simpson, Norton Rose Fulbright, London
Thomas Ross, Ropes & Gray, London
Dominique Speekenbrink,
 Senior Vice President and Head, Antitrust Practice Group, ABB Asea Brown Boveri, Zurich

17.10: Closing speech

Kassie Smith QC, Monckton Chambers, 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 drinks reception kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright


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


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

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