Thursday, 3 October 2019, Exchange House, London

Overview

Now in its 11th year, this one day event will provide delegates with insight on key issues.

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2018 Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

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

9.15: 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 – how the court assesses loss – lessons from practice

A panel of economists and lawyers will consider, based on experience, how the Court approaches the assessment loss in cartel damages cases and the lessons to be learnt.

Moderator
Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International, London

Panel: 
Mark Sansom, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Helen Jenkins, Oxera, London
Peter Davis, Cornerstone Research, London
Martin Rees, Squire Patton Boggs, London

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?

Moderator:
Kenny Henderson, Stewarts, London

Panel:
Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Martijn van Maanen, BarentsKrans, The Hague
Damian Taylor, Slaughter and May, London
Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld, Brussels, London and Paris

13.00: Networking lunch

14:00: Applicable law in light of Deutsche Bahn v MasterCard and the Vattenfall jurisdiction ruling

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? What will the High Court jurisdiction ruling in Vattenfall mean for jurisdiction and applicable law in pan European claims? This session will deal with knowledge and implementation, anchor defendants and bringing in parallel claims as well as the ramifications of dealing with multiple applicable laws in a one stop shop forum.

Moderator
Mark Simpson, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Panel:
Anneli Howard, Monckton Chambers, London
Paul Chaplin, Hogan Lovells International, London
Tristan Jones, Blackstone Chambers, London
Tom Cassels, Linklaters, London

15.10: 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?

Speaker:
Sara Masters, 20 Essex Street, London

15.40: Coffee break

16.05: Court of Appeal interchange case

Following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Interchange this panel will examine the wider consequences of the judgment in relation to important matters such a pass on, the case management approach adopted in the interchange litigation, the current status in relation to the hundreds of Interchange claims and the prospects on appeal.

Moderator
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Panel:
Belinda Hollway, Scott+Scott, London
Ronit Kreisberger, Monckton Chambers, London
Rhodri Thompson, Matrix Chambers, London

17.05: Closing speech

Nicholas Khan QC, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the DG Competition European Commission, Brussels

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

Venue

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

Testimonials

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

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