Competition Litigation Conference 2017


Thursday 14th September 2017,  Northcliffe House  London UK

Competition Litigation Conference

Agenda Highlights 

Opening keynote address from Peter Freeman CBE QC (Hon), Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Four competition law panels moderated by senior MLex contributors: 

1. Investigations update

Investigation caseload and priorities of the UK regulators
Parallel regulatory and competition investigations
Interplay between international and domestic authority investigations
Criminal cartel enforcement

2. Competition damages actions

Update on recent UK competition litigation case law developments
Implementation and implications of the EU Antitrust Damages Directive
The impact of Brexit on competition litigation

Lunchtime remarks by the Rt Hon Lord Hill of Oareford CBE, former EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, on the implications of Brexit.

3. Abuse of dominance litigation

Recent case law developments in the abuse of dominance competition litigation space
Implications of the European Commission's Google infringement decision
The pharmaceutical excessive pricing cases
FRAND litigation.

4. Collective proceedings and group claims

Recent developments in competition class actions in Europe
Review of UK collective proceedings to date
Bringing collective claims

Closing remarks by conference chairs Jon Lawrence and Robert O'Donoghue QC. 

Speakers Include

Jemima Stratford QC, Daniel Jowell QC, Robert O'Donoghue QC, Victoria Wakefield and Sarah Abram, Brick Court Chambers
Jon Lawrence, Mark Sansom, Nicholas Frey and James Aitken, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Claudia Berg, United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority
Nick Heaton, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Jolling de Pree, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Scott Campbell, Hausfeld
Kenny Henderson, Stewarts Law
Kate Vernon, Quinn Emmanuel
Sophie Lawrance, Bristows

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