Fountain Court Chambers
Join your peers from across the competition litigation community at the only Forum to focus solely on UK 'Collective' Competition Actions.
Hear those actively involved in live cases address recent and forthcoming developments in this increasingly innovative area of class actions.
Over just one focused but comprehensive day out of the office you’ll benefit from:
9x interactive sessions designed by
an Advisory Board directly engaged in today’s
key live cases.
30+ specialist speakers sharing
their personal insights and experiences.
The President of the CAT delivering
insights and commentary.
Your Expert Event Advisory Panel
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Herbert Smith Freehills
Key Topics You Will Hear Addressed:
Post Certification Case Management to Trial and Settlement - What May Lie Ahead?
- Issues around evidence, aggregate damages,
scope for divergence in approach
- Which class members should provide evidence
- Best practice for preparing on claimant and
- The Collective Settlement Regime
Examining Claimant and Defendant Perspectives
on Certification and Strike Out
- Examining authorisation and eligibility conditions in
UK collective claim certification
- Conditions for class certification
- Lessons learned in resisting certification
- Key learnings on strategy from the defendant perspective
- Strategic lessons learned in structuring class actions
- Lessons learned from CAT and Court of Appeal certification to date
Highlighting Key Collective Decisions and Procedural Innovations Over the Last Year
- Assessing the UK’s Competition Collective Action Regime and where further development are expected and needed
- Interplay between collective actions and individual direct actions and how the courts will manage it
- Other procedural innovations
Identifying Recent Developments in Litigation
Funding and Potential Future Direction
- What should Litigation Funding Agreements look like and how much insurance is enough
- Funding regulatory developments
- When is the appropriate time for carriage risk
decisions to be made
- Setting up of SPVs
- Anti-avoidance exemption clause
What Constitutes Best Practice for Defendant PR, Class Communication and Administration
- Issues at certification, settlement, Judgement and throughout proceedings
- Distribution following judgement and settlement
- Where to publicise UK or overseas?
- Electronic or print media
- What’s the message
- Related tribunal regulation
Enhancing Claim Valuation and the Instruction and Role of Experts
- Access to evidence
- Role of experts in pre and post certification
- Calculating damages in cross-border cases
- Pass-on and volume effect and the impact on claim valuation
Latest Confirmed Speakers Include:
Brick Court Chambers
Sousa Ferro & Associados
Herbert Smith Freehills
4 New Square
Slaughter and May
CDC Cartel Damage Claims
A Word From Our Chair
Having been involved in a number of ThoughtLeaders4Disputes events, I have always been impressed by the quality and range of knowledgeable speakers they are able to assemble for their conferences. This makes for a lively and informative discussion. Their decision to now expand in to Competition Collective Actions is therefore very exciting. The subject matter is highly topical, with competition collective actions taking off in the last couple years and now representing some of the most high profile and largest disputes before the English Courts. There is much learning to be shared, and ThoughtLeaders4Competition will no doubt bring together an impressive array of speakers to their events.