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Feb 26
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Elizabeth Morony - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP (UK)
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
A View from the Commission
  • Johannes Holzwarth - Policy Officer, DG Competition, European Commission (EU)
09:55 - 12:10 135 mins
Info
Review of National Developments across Key Jurisdictions
  • Mario Siragusa - Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton (Italy)
  • Mélanie Thill-Tayara - Partner, Dechert LLP (France)
  • Helmut Brokelmann - Partner, Martinez Lage Allendesalazar and Brokelmann (Spain)
  • Thomas Funke - Partner, Osborne Clarke (Germany)
  • Marc Kuijper - Partner, Dentons Boekel (The Netherlands)
  • Sari Rasinkangas - Senior Associate, Roschier (Finland)
  • Review of key features and case law of private enforcement regime including statute of limitation, standards of proof, procedural features, presumption of harm and access to documents in key jurisdictions including:
    • Germany and Austria
    • Netherlands
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain and Portugal
    • Finland

      Morning coffee break will be taken at a convenient time during this session.
12:10 - 12:55 45 mins
Info
Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Extraterritoriality
  • Anneli Howard - Barrister, Monckton Chambers (UK)
  • Pierre Zelenko - Partner, Linklaters (France)
  • Sabine Thibault-Liger - Counsel, Linklaters (France)
  • Applicable law
  • Review of recent cases on territorial coverage of a claim including French Apple case
  • Parent liability and implications for damages
  • How the Courts are approaching jurisdiction post Intel
  • Austrian clarification on forum shopping
  • Extraterritoriality reach of EU judgments 


12:55 - 13:55 60 mins
Lunch
13:55 - 14:40 45 mins
Info
Approaches to Disclosure, Calculation of Damages and Use of Experts in Competition Damages Claims
  • Mark Sansom - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (UK)
  • Gero Meessen - Member of the Legal Service, European Commission (EU)
  • Pinar Bagci - Principal, The Brattle Group (UK)
  • How the Courts are handling disclosure and factual evidence necessary to support expert economist evidence
  • Different approaches to calculation of damages by the Courts across European Courts
  • How judges approach the calculation of damages, including simple comparator analysis versus complex statistical techniques

  • Court-appointed experts and the use of “hot tubbing” of experts

  • Lessons from BritNed v ABB and other cases

  • How to explain competition economics to non-specialist judges, including the use of “teach-ins”

  • The relationship between statistical significance, confidence intervals and the civil standard of proof

14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Info
Winning Strategies for Claimants & Defendants
  • Moderator: Catriona Munro - Partner, Dentons (UK)
  • Dominique Speekenbrink - Head Antitrust Practice Group, ABB (Switzerland)
  • Hannes Boner - VP - General Counsel, Sappi Europe (Belgium)
  • Martin Seegers - Partner, Cartel Damage Claims (Belgium)
  • Markus Hutschneider - Head of Case Management Competition Claims, Deutsche Bahn AG (Germany)
  • The business of running a claim: grouping of claims/ book building
  • Pros & cons of claims enforcement options: commercial deals & settlements, individual/ collective action, claims assignment
  • Deciding where to bring a claim, against one or multiple defendants
  • Review of different funding models: rules and practice across different jurisdictions
  • Implications of private enforcement for leniency
  • Practical strategies and choices for defendants
  • Reputational damage and crisis management
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee
15:40 - 16:30 50 mins
Info
Opportunities for Damages Actions Beyond Cartels
  • Simon Latham - Investment Manager, Augusta Ventures Limited (UK)
  • Fergus Randolph QC - Barrister, Brick Court Chambers (UK)
  • Thomas Höppner - Partner, Hausfeld (Germany)
  • Peter Davis - Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research (UK)
  • Jens Steger - Counsel, Simmons & Simmons (Germany)
  • Review of current developments including Google and pharma cases
  • Opportunities in vertical restraints and RPM cases
  • How to evaluate damages
16:30 - 17:10 40 mins
Info
Update on the Passing-On Defence
  • Robert O’Donoghue QC - Barrister, Brick Court Chambers (UK)
  • Konstantin Ebinger - Principal, The Brattle Group (Belgium)
  • Review of the Commission’s study on passing-on
  • Update on current case law developments
  • Considerations in establishing a passing on defence
  • An economist perspective: burden of proof on economic evidence 
  • A view from the US
17:10 - 17:40 30 mins
Info
Proposals for EU Consumer Collective Action System and Review of Class Action Regime
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan - Partner, White & Case (Belgium)
  • Proposals for the EU Consumer Collection Action System: Where are we now?
  • What will it mean in practice for private enforcement of competition law
  • Review of class action regime in Europe
17:40 - 17:45 5 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference