Thursday, 4 October 2018, Exchange House, London

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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.

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.

Keynote Speaker

The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith

High court, Chancery Division and Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, London

The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith is a judge of the Queens Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales and has been nominated by the Lord Chief Justice pursuant to section 12(2)(aa) of the Enterprise Act 2002 (as amended by section 82 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015) to sit as a Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.


Paul Chaplin

Hogan Lovells, London

Peter Davis

Cornerstone Research, London

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Laurent Geelhand

Hausfeld, Brussels, London and Paris

Helen Jenkins

Oxera, London

Camilla Sanger

Slaughter and May, London

Mark Sansom

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Peter Scott

Norton Rose Fulbright, London


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

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

9.15: Keynote address

The Honourable Mr. Justice Marcus Smith, High Court, Chancery Division and Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, London

9.50: Economics in action: BritNed and how the court assesses loss

A panel of economists and lawyers will consider how the Court has approached the subject of assessing loss in the first cartel damages case to reach a judgment.

11.15: Coffee break 

11.45: Mass claims – approaches to the management, coordination and bundling of large numbers of related claims

In the light of recent and future cases such as the interchange fee litigation, Air Cargo and Trucks; an international panel discussion of developments in mechanisms for bringing claims;

  • The management by the Courts and parties of multiple claims arising from a single infringement (e.g. Interchange cases) – what has gone wrong and how can this be made to work both domestically and internationally?
  • Different approaches to claims consolidation – class actions, assignment/claims vehicles, and consolidation – what is effective and why?
  • Will the trend of claim aggregation continue or will we see more individual claims?

13.00: Networking lunch

14:00: Geographical scope of damages claims revisited

In light of the CJEU judgment in Intel and the Court of Appeal judgment in Illiyma v Schott are there any practical territorial limits on claims for breach of EU competition law?

14.25: Court of appeal interchange case

Following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Interchange where do matters sit in relation to the hundreds of Interchange claims, and what are the wider consequences of the judgment in relation to important matters such a pass on?

15.55: Coffee break

16:15 Applicable law in light of Deutsche Bahn v MasterCard

Deutsche Bahn v MasterCard was the first decision directly to address the applicable law in relation to A101 infringement damages case.  What have we learnt and how might it apply in other cases? 

17.15: Closing speech

17.45: Chairs' closing remarks

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

18.00 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

Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £775  24 August 2018
Early £875 21 September 2018
Standard £975 4 October 2018


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available