Take part in a Europe-wide in-person discussion on collective litigation on Tuesday 11 October 2022, 16.00 CEST/15.00 BST.
As the UK and EU collective litigation regimes continue to mature, we’re taking the opportunity to explore the main developments and ask what we can learn from recent cases.
At this invitation-only event, you’ll have the opportunity to share your views and hear from speakers from across Europe, including, Rosie Ioannou from Fortress, Anneli Howard, QC, Monckon Chambers, Machteld de Monchy, Partner at De Brauw, Ann-Christin Richter, Deputy Managing Partner at Hausfeld Germany and Marina Tavassi, Of Counsel, BonelliErede, Italy. Each speaker will share their experiences and views from a pan-European perspective.
The first part of the discussion will be hosted in English, and the second part in the local language of each office. Please see below for more detail on each session and location.
The conversation will continue from Oxera’s office venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Milan and Paris, where you can take part in local discussions.
Sylvia Evers, Judge of the Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden, will share her perspective on developments in collective litigation. This will be followed by an interview and discussion between Joost Fanoy, Partner, BarentsKrans, and Kees Schillemans, Partner, Allen & Overy, who will focus on how to deal with economic evidence in collective litigation. The session will be hosted in Dutch.
What is the latest jurisprudence regarding collective actions in Germany? Looking ahead, how can some of the challenges be overcome and what can we learn from other jurisdictions? We will explore these and other questions from the view point of the courts, claimants and defendants as well as litigation funders. Confirmed speakers are Gesa Lutz (judge at the higher regional court of Munich), Ann-Christin Richter (Hausfeld), Andrea Leufgen (Gleiss Lutz) and Dina Komor (Omni Bridgeway).
A series of discussions exploring the fundamental questions in UK collective litigation, including the tension between direct purchaser and indirect purchaser claims; the future of opt-out business claims; and if there is a conflict between return and redress in funding arrangements. The speaker line-up includes Rosie Ioannou, Director at Fortress Investment Group, Mark Sansom, Partner and Joint Head of the Global Antitrust Litigation Group at Freshfields, Sofie Edwards, Senior Associate at Hausfeld, Kate Vernon, Partner and Head of Competition Litigation at Quinn Emanuel, and Joseph Bell, Partner at Oxera. The session will be hosted in English.
A focused discussion on pan-European issues and how they transfer over into Italian collective actions. We’ll be asking what the challenges are and how the regime may unfold in the future. The session will be hosted in Italian.
A discussion on how France can become an attractive jurisdiction for collective actions in the future, with Laurence Vichnievsky, MP at the French National Assembly and co-author of the Assembly’s information report on collective actions. The session will be hosted in French.