Tuesday 01 October 2020, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG, United Kingdom

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Nicholas Heaton

Partner, Hogan Lovells, London

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.

Anthony Maton

Vice Chair, Hausfeld, London, 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

Christopher Vajda

Former Judge, European Court of Justice, Brussels

Christopher Vajda attained a law degree from Cambridge University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray's Inn in 1979 and the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1996. Christopher became a barrister between 1979-2012 and joined the Queen's Counsel in 1997. Most recently, he acted as the Judge at the Court of Justice from 8 October 2012 to 31 January 2020. He has also acted as recorder of the Crown Court (2003-12) and treasurer of the United Kingdom Association for European Law (2001-12).


Peter Davis

Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research, London

Julia Dietrich

Associate Director, Frontier Economics, Brussels, London, Cologne

Sarah Ford

Brick Court Chambers, London

Laurent Geelhand

Partner, Hausfeld, Brussels, London, Paris

Paul Hitchings

Partner, Cuatrecasas, Madrid

Thomas de la Mare QC

Blackstone Chambers, London

Ianika Tzankova

Independent Consultant and Academic Director of Global Law Studies and Honours Program, Tilburg University, Tilburg

Mark Simpson

Head of Antitrust and Competition, Norton Rose Fulbright, London


08:30-09:00: Registration and networking

09:00-09:15: Welcome address

Anthony Maton, Vice Chair, Hausfeld, London, Brussels
Nicholas Heaton, Partner, Hogan Lovells, London

09:15-09:45: Keynote address

Speaker: Christopher Vajda, Former Judge, European Court of Justice, Brussels

09:45-10:45: Collective actions in review

As major cases play out in key countries, this session will provide updates on important developments and tease out cross-jurisdictional trends.

  • Analysing the upcoming judgment on Merricks v Mastercard
  • An update on ‘Trucks’, ‘Trains’ and ‘FX’
  • How will the new Dutch collective actions be relevant for antitrust claims as they develop?

10:45-11:15: Networking break

11:15-11:45: Spotlight: foreign damages claims in English courts

A prominent QC will explore the likelihood of success for foreign damages claims in the UK, looking in particular at the Brazilian orange juice case, and how Brexit might affect the trend. 

11:45-12:45: The rise of new jurisdictions

With countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Hungary establishing themselves as up-and-coming forums to file in, this session will put these new jurisdictions to the test in a balloon debate format. Our audience will have the chance to hear our panellists make the case for why their jurisdiction shouldn’t be thrown overboard – with the least convincing being voted out the basket.

12:45-13:45: Lunch and networking break

13:45-14:15: Keynote address

14:15-15:15: How jurisdiction can affect economic analysis

Depending on where the case is taking place in Europe, economic analysis can vary, sometimes significantly.

  • Understanding different requirements for economic evidence from courts around Europe and how that affects the analysis
  • To what is economic analysis challenged?
  • Analysing the interaction between disclosure and economics

15:15-15:45: Networking break

15:45-16:45: The reality of obtaining disclosure

Harmonisation was a core goal of the EU Damages Directive, but the rules on disclosure have continued to see some national variation – and potentially more so after Brexit.

  • How has the Directive affected disclosure processes around Europe, and how have courts treated it?
  • The reality of obtaining disclosure post-Directive
  • How will the disclosure of the Commission file and confidential decisions change after Brexit?

16:45-17:15: Horizon scanning

Speaker: Thomas de la Mare QC, Blackstone Chambers, London

17:15-17:30: Closing remarks

Anthony Maton, Vice Chair, Hausfeld, London, Brussels
Nicholas Heaton, Partner, Hogan Lovells, London


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


  • “Very good and inspiring panel discussions. Great to get insights into relevant developments in key jurisdictions.” - Daan Beenders, De Brauw

  • “Conference with guaranteed excellence on panels, guests and conversation!” – Carolin Marx, Hogan Lovells

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
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Super Early  £775 21 Aug 2020
Early  £875 18 Sep 2020
Standard  £975 01 Oct 2020


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