The European Class Actions Forum 2024

The only Representative Action Forum focusing exclusively on European Jurisdictions

12 & 13 June 2024 | In-Person | Pestana Amsterdam Riverside, Netherlands

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Historically, class action events have taken a broader, more generic look at global jurisdictions or more long-standing class action regimes such as the US. In contrast, this conference focuses specifically on Europe and its developing class action landscape.

Delegates who are seeking a European perspective on representative actions will benefit greatly from this focus on the region. Leading lawyers, economic experts and class representatives have shaped the agenda so that attendees get practical, first-hand experience of pressing issues concerning European mass litigation.

Hear Direct From the Judiciary

Hear directly from key Sector Regulators and members of the Judiciary. This is a unique opportunity to meet individuals actively involved in setting the guidance for new class action regimes in various member states and gain the knowledge only they can share.

With Over 50 Speakers Across 14 Key Topics In Just Two Days...

Judge Anette Bordes
Judge Anette Bordes Judge
Netherlands Commercial Court
Ozan Akyurek
Ozan Akyurek Partner
Jones Day
Jaime de San Román
Jaime de San Román Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Dr. Andrea Leufgen
Dr. Andrea Leufgen Partner
Gleiss Lutz
Liam Colley
Liam Colley Senior Vice President
Cornerstone Research
Ronnie Barnes
Ronnie Barnes Vice President
Cornerstone Research
Miguel Ángel Cepero
Miguel Ángel Cepero Counsel
Uría Menéndez
Albert Knigge
Albert Knigge Partner
Houthoff
Marc Barennes
Marc Barennes Partner
Geradin Partners
Rhonson Salim
Rhonson Salim Lecturer
Aston Law School
Sarah-Jane Dobson
Sarah-Jane Dobson Partner
Ashurst
Koen Rutten
Koen Rutten Partner
Finch Dispute Resolution (The Netherlands)
Christopher Chorba
Christopher Chorba Partner
Gibson Dunn
Anca Cojoc
Anca Cojoc Principal
Cornerstone Research
Rita Samoreno Gomes
Rita Samoreno Gomes Partner
PLMJ
Tim West
Tim West Partner
Ashurst
Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter
Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter Partner
CMS Law
 Pepijn van Ginneken
Pepijn van Ginneken Partner
Brinkhof
Flip Wijers
Flip Wijers Founding Partner
Lemstra Van der Korst
Jeroen Kortmann
Jeroen Kortmann Partner
Stibbe
Matthew Amey
Matthew Amey Director
TheJudge Global
Paul Karlsgodt
Paul Karlsgodt Partner
BakerHostetler
Dr. Sonja Hoffmann
Dr. Sonja Hoffmann Partner
White & Case
Wence Rupert
Wence Rupert Partner
Stadermann Luiten
Matthew Reach
Matthew Reach Partner
Fox Williams
Simon Walsh
Simon Walsh Special Counsel
Cadwalader
Samantha Ward
Samantha Ward Partner
Clifford Chance
Carlijn Van Rest
Carlijn Van Rest Partner
Scott & Scott
Marie-Hélène Berghuijs
Marie-Hélène Berghuijs Partner
Eversheds Sutherland
Lara McDermott
Lara McDermott Executive Vice-President
KCC/ Gilardi & Co.
Valérie van den Berg
Valérie van den Berg Partner
Pinsent Masons
Gerard Rudden
Gerard Rudden Partner
Ahern Rudden Quigley
Fred Sheppard
Fred Sheppard Senior Associate
Edwin Coe LLP
Alberto Saavedra
Alberto Saavedra Partner
Sérvulo & Associados
Katherine Ellis
Katherine Ellis Vice President, Class Action Services
KCC/ Gilardi & Co.
Dr. Henner Schläfke
Dr. Henner Schläfke Partner, Head of Class & Mass Action Defense
Noerr (Germany)
Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer
Daan Lunsingh Scherleer Partner
Clifford Chance
Jan-Willem De Jong
Jan-Willem De Jong Partner
Scott + Scott
Hans Bousie
Hans Bousie Managing Partner
BRS LLP
Leonard Böhmer
Leonard Böhmer Partner
CMS
Joost Edixhoven
Joost Edixhoven Advocaat
Birkway
Max Stein
Max Stein Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration
Skadden
Gus Sellitto
Gus Sellitto Founder
Byfield Consultancy
Nicolas J.S. Lockhart
Nicolas J.S. Lockhart Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Marit Bosselaar
Marit Bosselaar Senior Associate
Loyens & Loeff
Chaya Hanoomanjee
Chaya Hanoomanjee Partner & Head of Collective Actions
Gateley
Femke Hendriks
Femke Hendriks Chairperson
The Privacy Collective
Caroline Taylor
Caroline Taylor Founding Partner
Ignitis

With An Agenda Curated By Your Expert Advisory Board

Miguel Sousa Ferro
Miguel Sousa Ferro Managing Partner
Sousa Ferro & Associados
Maria José Azar-Baud
Maria José Azar-Baud President, Comparative Collective Redress Expert
IUS Omnibus
Ianika Tzankova
Ianika Tzankova Partner
Birkway (The Netherlands)
Vikram Kumar
Vikram Kumar Principal
Cornerstone Research
Michele Carpagnano
Michele Carpagnano Partner
Dentons (Italy)

A Balanced Perspective Addressing Concerns For All Parties

While other events are weighted more towards claimant or defendant side, The European Class Actions Forum 2024 brings a balanced perspective addressing concerns for all parties. Delegates will benefit from a more even discussion, hearing a diverse set of views, leading to a more informed perspective and insights into the mindset of opposing counsel. Top economists with expertise in the evaluation of mass claims in consumer class actions, other competition claims, and shareholder litigation, along with prominent legal practitioners, will provide insight from front line experiences on the likes of...

 

The Rise in European Shareholder and Securities Class Actions 

- Private retail investors vs venture capital in shareholder actions

- “After the event” insurance and other financing risks

- How economics can inform legal analysis of

questions related to class composition and quantum

 

Recent Developments in Data Privacy Class Actions   

- How the EU RAD builds on the GDPR for consumers

- Evidence gathering and pre-litigation discovery

- Unique possibilities for forum shopping

 

The Evolving Landscape of ESG Class Actions

- NL precedent for environmental claims, Urgenda, KLM, and others

- Greenwashing cases and corporate climate commitments

- Disclosure of human rights and environmental credentials

Evaluating the Legitimacy and Viability of Cross Border Claims

- How claimants have been pursuing cases concerning multiple member states in the new regime

- Financing cross border claims

- Establishing commonality across state lines

- Can the Dutch WAMCA Regime Be Applied Outside of the Netherlands?

- Implications for claimants and clients if the WAMCA has wider application

- Who is allowed to file a claim in the European Union

- What do you need to fulfil the requirements in various member states

- How is it going to work in practice?

Strategies for Effective Class Management, Communication, and Payment Mechanisms 

- Difficulties in getting people in for Opt-In cases for sensitive matters like privacy cases and data breaches

- Notifying members of a very large and diverse class of relevant updates and developments in their case

- Absent class members – discovery

- Litigation PR

- What European parties can learn from established payment structures in the UK, US, and Canada

- Perspectives on current EU payment functionalities.

- Claims Administration

Managing Risks and Strategies in the Defence of Class Actions

- The kinds of liabilities present with new access to class actions

- How to prepare as a defence firm in a member state with oncoming legislation

- Impacts of the RAD from claimant / defendant perspective

- Novel Exposure for Clients from the European RAD

Unparalleled Networking With Your EU Litigation Peers

This event spread across two days will result in more opportunities for networking, and in-depth discussion into topics. It’s location in scenic Amsterdam will provide greater access to practitioners with hands-on familiarity of relevant cases, whose proximity to the venue encourages their attendance. It is a premium event without the premium price, increasing it’s affordability and making it more accessible to a variety of experts.

Event Partners

Claims Administration Partner