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26 February 2019
Brussels, Belgium

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 defenceā€¦ all the key private enforcement topics for 2019


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.

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