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Key Sessions

Anna Vernet

A View from the Commission Post Implementation of the Damages Directive

European Commission

The Honourable Mr Justice Roth

A View from the Court

Competition Appeal Tribunal

Feb 27
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Event Registration
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Welcome and Chair's Remarks
  • James Flynn QC, Brick Court Chambers
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09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
A View from the Commission Post Implementation of the Damages Directive
  • Anna Vernet - Head of Unit - European Competition Network and Private Enforcement, DG Competition, European Commission
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09:50 - 10:50 60 mins
National Perspectives on the Implementation of the Damages Directive and other Developments across Europe
  • Bram Braat - Associate Partner, Dentons Boekel
  • Kim Dietzel - Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Úna Butler - Director of Legal Services, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Ireland
  • Thomas Funke - Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • Patricia Vidal - Partner, Uría Menéndez
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  • Damages Directive: National Perspectives
  • Transitional regime
  • 5 interesting features from 5 juridictions:
    • UK
    • Netherlands
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Spain
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
Morning Refreshments
11:10 - 12:00 50 mins
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
  • Alexander Rinne - Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP
  • Mario Siragusa - Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton
  • Anneli Howard - Barrister, Monckton Chambers
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  • Applicable law 
  • Bundling of claims 
  • Territorial coverage for a claim
  • Extra territoriality: parent liability
  • Where best to bring a claim?
  • Implications of Brexit:
    • Enforceability of UK judgement post Brexit
    • Status of Commission’s decisions after Brexit?


12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
Abuse of Dominance Cases: New Frontier for Private Enforcement
  • Assimakis Komninos - Partner, White and Case LLP
  • Laurent Garzaniti - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Stephen Smith - Partner, Bristows
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  • Review of current developments including Google and Pharma cases
  • Intel – effects based analysis and private enforcement
  • How to access and evaluate damages?
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Lunch
13:45 - 14:25 40 mins
A View from the Court
  • The Honourable Mr Justice Roth - President, Competition Appeal Tribunal
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14:25 - 15:05 40 mins
Role of Arbitration in Private Enforcement Cases
  • Yves Botteman - Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Anthony Maton - Partner, Hausfeld
  • David Kavanagh QC - Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
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  • Review of Microsoft vs Sony
  • When and how can companies arbitrate?
  • Which law will apply post Brexit?
15:05 - 15:45 40 mins
Passing on Defence after Sainsbury’s vs MasterCard
  • Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • Luis Campos - Manager, Frontier Economics
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  • Review of the case
  • Considerations in establishing a passing on defence after Sainsbury’s vs MasterCard
  • An economist perspective: burden of proof on economic evidence  
15:45 - 16:05 20 mins
Afternoon Refreshments
16:05 - 16:55 50 mins
Review of Class Action Regime including Collective Settlements
  • Elizabeth Morony - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Jeroen Kortmann - Partner, Stibbe
  • Vivek Mani - Principal, Cornerstone Research
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  • Class action regime after MasterCard
  • Developments in the Netherlands
  • Collective settlements
    • If one cartelist settles, what does it mean for others?
    • Strategic concerns
16:55 - 17:45 50 mins
Strategic Concerns in Private Enforcement Cases
  • Moderator: Michele Carpagnano - Partner, Dentons
  • Tilman Makatsch - Head of Competition Litigation, Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Till Schreiber - Director, Cartel Damage Claims
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  • Reputational damage and crisis management
  • Funding options
  • Role of experts and how to use them tactically
  • Confidentiality, access to documents and business secrets 
  • Forum shopping
  • Fiduciary obligation to consider/enforce damage claims
  • Alternative options of claims enforcement (commercial deals/settlements, individual action, collective action, claims assignment)
  • Strategic concerns
17:45 - 17:50 5 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference