Damages Litigation: A new frontier for Europe - London 2014

New opportunities presented by EU Damages Litigation Legislation

   
Opening keynote speaker:
Peter Freeman CBE QC (Hon)
Chairman, Competition Appeals Tribunal
Closing keynote speaker:
Joaquín Almunia

Commissioner for Competition, Vice-President, European Commission

In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in antitrust litigation. Courts in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands now frequently play host to multi-million euro lawsuits against cartel members, triggering lengthy court battles over unchartered legal territory. Further legislative changes in Europe and the UK mean the growth trend will continue.

The opportunity for consumers and small business to group together and bring claims will also pose questions for the courts and companies alike. The move should make litigation faster and less expensive, providing a business opportunity for smaller – and more regionally focused – law firms.

Why Attend

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  • Learn how these legal changes can benefit your business
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Speakers:

  • Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President, European Commission, DG Competition
  • Peter Freeman CBE QC (Hon), Chairman, Competition Appeals Tribunal
  • Luke Haasbeek, Policy Officer, DG Competition, Private Enforcement Unit, European Commission
  • Paolo Iannuccelli, Legal Secretary for Judge Antonio Tizzano, European Court of Justice
  • Douglas Lahnborg, Partner, Antitrust & Competition, Orrick
  • Maya Lester, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
  • Christopher Rother, Head of Regulation & Antitrust, Deutsche Bahn
  • Mick Smith, Partner & Co-Founder, Calunius Capital
  • Stephen Wisking, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Tony Woodgate, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Lewis Crofts, Chief Correspondent, Europe, MLex (Moderator)

Date and Time
October 23, 2014
08:00-12:30

Venue
Brewers Hall, Aldermanbury Square, London EC2

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