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 your chosen location, Paris.
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.
A series of short debates covering the key issues in Germany, and answering questions such as: what are the pitfalls and challenges of bringing collective actions in Germany? What is the latest jurisprudence? What can we learn from other jurisdictions? The speakers will include judges and senior practitioners with a focus on bringing or defending collective actions in Germany. The session will be hosted in German.
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, Partner 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.