26 February 2019
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
Take advantage of the opportunities available to you by reviewing national developments in private enforcement across all of Europe and compare winning strategies whether you are a claimant or a defendant
Discover the latest tactical approaches: Trucks, BritNet, proposals for EU consumer collective action system, jurisdiction and extraterritoriality, funding options, damages beyond cartels and passing-on defence… all the key private enforcement topics for 2019
Hear from regulators and top litigators from across Europe:
WHY ATTEND KNECT365'S PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAW CONFERENCE?
Attend this truly pan-European event to analyse how private enforcement of competition law is developing across Europe following the implementation of the Damages Directive. Our eminent speakers will review what opportunities are available and offer your their practical strategies whether you are a defendant or a claimant.
EU Consumer Collective Action System
Hear from Marie-Paule Benassi, Acting Director for Consumer Affairs, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission on their proposals for the EU consumer collective action system, where we are now and their likely implications for private enforcement of competition law.
National Developments Across Key Jurisdictions
Review of key features of private enforcement regime including statute of limitation, standards of proof, procedural features, presumption of harm and access to documents in key jurisdictions including: UK, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Finland.
Jurisdiction, Applicable Law & Extraterritoriality
Analyse recent case law on jurisdiction, applicable law and extraterritoriality including the French Apple case and how the Courts are approaching jurisdiction post Intel. Our speakers will explore extraterritorial reach of EU judgements and consider the implications of parent liability for damages.
Disclosure, Calculation of Damages & Use of Experts
During this interactive panel session our speakers will explore procedural developments including developments in disclosure, calculation of damages and how the judges are approaching the use of experts in Courts including prospects for hot tubbing. They will analyse what lessons can be learnt from BritNed and other recent cases.
Strategies for Claimants & Defendants
Explore winning strategies whether you are a claimant or a defendant. Consider whether to run a claim and if so how to manage it in the early stages, review different funding models, discuss implications of private enforcement for leniency and analyse how to manage reputational damage.
Damages Actions Beyond Cartels
Join us to consider opportunities for private enforcement beyond cartels including following the Google investigation, recent pharma cases and vertical restraint and RPM cases. We will consider how to evaluate damages in these more nuanced scenarios.
A very relevant interactive conference with a very interesting list of speakers.
Bird & Bird LLP
An extremely useful update on hot topics impacting competition issues and private enforcement.
Backhouse Jones Solicitors
High quality speakers.