Thursday, 3 October 2019, Exchange House, London


Now in its 11th year, GCR’s Annual Competition Litigation event will bring together high-level practitioners, in-house counsel, experts and academics from across the globe to discuss the latest developments and key trends with some of the top names in the sphere. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to connect with and learn from like-minded individuals during the conference sessions and the networking breaks. Amongst other topics, the panellists are expected to look at how collective actions are becoming increasingly technical and will try and provide some insight into how you deal with multiple claims in multiple jurisdictions. Our sessions are all discussion led and offer the audience an exclusive opportunity to weigh in on the current competition litigation hot topics.

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Laurent Geelhand

Hausfeld, Brussels, London and Paris

Laurent Geelhand, Partner at Hausfeld in London and Managing Partner for Hausfeld in Brussels and Paris, is considered one of the pioneers of antitrust private enforcement in Europe. Prior to Hausfeld, he was European General Counsel of Michelin.

He has pursued actions against manufacturers or suppliers across several sectors, securing multi-million euros settlements arising from a wide range of cartels for his clients, often using innovative litigation strategies and funding schemes. He is widely recognised as an authority in European antitrust law and cross-border litigation.

Nicholas Heaton

Hogan Lovells, London and Brussels

Nicholas leads the 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.

Keynote Speaker

Jeroen van Velzen

Transport and Logistics for the Netherlands, Rotterdam


Gennaro d’Andria

3D Legal – DANDRIA, Milan

Pinar Bagci

The Brattle Group, London

Scott Campbell

Hausfeld, London

Peter Davis

Cornerstone Research, London

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills, Brussels

Nicholas Frey

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Thomas Funke

Osborne Clarke, Cologne

Christopher Hutton

Hogan Lovells, London

Elizabeth Jordan

Linklaters, London

Oliver Latham

Charles River Associates, London

Adrian Majumdar

RBB Economics, London

Rob Murray

Mishcon de Reya, London

Rob Okhuijsen

Okhuijsen Communicatie, The Hague

Francesca Richmond

Baker McKenzie, London

Mark Simpson

Norton Rose Fullbright, London

Catharina Tauson-Denysiak

General Manager Global Antitrust , Renault & Nissan, Paris

Frank Wijckmans

Contrast, Belgium


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells

9.10: Keynote address

9.40: Collective actions – Key developments across Europe

We are six years from the Commission’s recommendation on common principles for collective redress, and five years from the EU Damages Directive. Whilst some jurisdictions press forward, others fall behind, and the implementation of collective redress across Europe is inconsistent in principle and in practice. The panel will address recent developments and the rate of progress in leading jurisdictions and consider what this means for companies and consumers across the European Union.

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells

Gennaro D'Andria, 3D Legal - DANDRIA
Elizabeth Jordan, Linklaters
Rob Okhuijsen, Okhuijsen Communicatie
Francesca Richmond, Baker McKenzie

10.50: Coffee break 

11.20: How do you deal with multiple claims in multiple jurisdictions?

As antitrust damages cases continue to proliferate, we see infringements that span national borders being litigated in increasing numbers of jurisdictions. These proceedings are subject to differing law, procedure and timetables, and our panel considers the challenges and opportunities this fragmented picture presents to claimants and defendants across Europe.

Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld

Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills
Thomas Funke, Osborne Clarke 
Mark Simpson, Norton Rose Fullbright
Frank Wijckmans, Contrast

12.30: Networking lunch

13:30: Keynote address

Jeroen van Velzen, Transport and Logistics for the Netherlands

14.00: The challenges of bringing or defending Article 102 claims: The economic perspective

Economists play an essential role in competition claims, and for Article 102 claims specifically economic issues have recently come to the fore. Our panel will look at a series of the most frequently debated topics facing economists in Article 102 claims. These will include: the assessment of dominance in multi-sided markets; the correct approach to excessive pricing analyses; and the treatment of data.

Pinar Bagci, The Brattle Group

Peter Davis, Cornerstone Research 
Oliver Latham, Charles River Associates 
Adrian Majumdar, RBB Economics 

15.10: Coffee break

15.40: Settlements with the European Commission and their impact on damages claims

Settlements are an important tool in the European Commission’s armoury and have been frequently deployed since they were introduced in 2008. Their impact on the private enforcement of competition law breaches is increasingly complex, and the panel will consider the impact of this development over the last decade. They will consider whether any amendments to the regime should be considered to protect the interests of parties affected by competition infringements. 

Scott Cambell, Hausfeld

Christopher Hutton, Hogan Lovells
Nicholas Frey, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Rob Murray, Mishcon de Reya 
Catharina Tauson-Denysiak, General Manager Global Antitrust , Renault & Nissan, Paris

16.50: Horizon Scanning

Antitrust Litigation in Europe is in an era of expansion, and evolution. This mini session will look ahead and reflects on likely focal points for development over the next five years, and where the risks and opportunities for stakeholders may lie.

17.20: Chairs' closing remarks

Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells

17:30 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


  • "In-depth discussions by experienced practitioners" Ginevra Bicciolo, Hansfeld

  • "Best of the best speakers" Carolin StadtausHogan Lovells International 

Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
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Super Early £775  23 August 2018
Early £875 20 September 2018
Standard £975 3 October 2018

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