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Class Actions in Digital Markets

28 Sep 2021

Location: 12pm - 1.30pm UK Time Virtual Event (Zoom)
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Class Actions in Digital Markets

Highlights

The class actions landscape is undergoing rapid change and digital markets are likely to be the next battleground for enforcement through collective actions.  Recent developments have included the introduction of the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act in the EU; the launch of a slew of investigations and complaints against digital platforms in the EU and UK and the recent filing of parallel private enforcement actions.

During the 2nd episode in the series of class actions events, global panel of seasoned subject matter experts featuring counsel, economics and damages professionals will debate the different types of consumer harms which can arise in digital markets; the implications of new EU Acts and the options for private enforcement actions and their potential prospects.

Topics for discussion include:

  • What types of harms can arise in digital markets?
  • What are the particular challenges of bringing class actions in relation to these harms? What causes of action are there and what certification issues arise?
  • What should be the role of private enforcement? Are actions helpful ahead of findings from regulators?
  • What types of expert evidence are needed?
  • What issues arise in quantifying the damages?
  • What is on the horizon for the next wave of class actions in digital markets?

 

Your Expert Speakers include:

Daniel Ryan
Managing Director, Head of London Office
BRG

Daniel has over twenty years of experience in valuing businesses, shares, and intellectual property assets in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including sale and purchase transactions, shareholder and post-acquisition disputes, intellectual property licensing, infringement of intellectual property rights, fiscal valuation, and transfer pricing.

He is regularly appointed as an expert witness and is experienced in oral testimony. His experience covers matters in the UK High Court, before arbitral tribunals in the UK and internationally, in fiscal courts, and before the Copyright Tribunal.


Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan Managing Director, Head of London Office
BRG
Lucy Pert
Partner
Hausfeld

Lucy has extensive experience of managing international, cross-border litigation, working frequently in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal. She has also conducted several commercial arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules and most recently, was instructed on an LCIA arbitration in the aerospace sector.


Lucy Pert
Lucy Pert Partner
Hausfeld
Erick Gunawan
Director - Singapore Office
BRG Singapore

Erick is the head of BRG’s eDiscovery and Forensics practice in Asia–Pacific. He has over fifteen years of experience in forensic consulting, compliance investigations, information governance, eDiscovery, data identification, and collection. He has managed document review for both contentious and non-contentious matters.


Erick Gunawan
Erick Gunawan Director - Singapore Office
BRG Singapore
Nicolas Petit
Full-time Professor - Joint Chair
Department of Law | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy)

Nicolas Petit is Joint Chair in Competition Law at the Department of Law and at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He is also invited Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.


Nicolas Petit
Nicolas Petit Full-time Professor - Joint Chair
Department of Law | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy)
Ben Sigler
Partner
Stephenson Harwood

Ben is a partner in Stephenson Harwood's commercial litigation team and heads the firm's contentious data protection practices.


Ben Sigler
Ben Sigler Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Anneli Howard QC
Barrister
Monckton Chambers

Anneli is top-ranked by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who in six different disciplines: Competition, EU law, Consumer law/Product Liability, Public Administrative law, Aviation and Telecommunications. In 2018 Anneli won The Legal 500 award for EU/Competition Junior of the Year and was one of the Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2016.

She has a busy practice specialising in competition and consumer enforcement and damages litigation, including group, representative and class actions. She acts in high profile judicial review proceedings in commercial regulatory sectors.


Anneli Howard QC
Anneli Howard QC Barrister
Monckton Chambers

Agenda

11.55AM UK Time
Audience Logon
12.00 UK Time
Chair's Introduction
12.05 UK Time
Class Actions in the Digital Markets
Speakers:
Daniel Ryan - Managing Director, Head of London Office - BRG
Lucy Pert - Partner - Hausfeld
Erick Gunawan - Director - Singapore Office - BRG Singapore
Nicolas Petit - Full-time Professor - Joint Chair - Department of Law | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy)
Ben Sigler - Partner - Stephenson Harwood
Anneli Howard QC - Barrister - Monckton Chambers
13.15 UK Time
Panel Q&A
13.25 UK Time
Key Takeaways
13.30 UK Time
Close of Event