Group Litigation and Class Actions

In-person

19th-20th October 2022 | ETC Venues, Fenchurch St, London

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Agenda

Registration
9:00am

Chair's Welcome
9:30am

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Class actions in the CAT
9:40am

  • Class certifications and overal landscape
  • Economic analysis

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Cian Mansfield, Counsel
Scott+Scott

Mark Bosley, Director
BRG

Dr. Peter Davis, Principal
Brattle

Andrew Leitch, Senior Associate
BCLP

The CAT and collective actions regime- perfect duo or toxic relationship?
10:40am

  • The role of class representatives
  • Access to justice at what price

Phil Evans, Special Advisor for competition, consumer and trade policies
FIPRA

Rachael Mulheron, Professor
Queen Mary University of London

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Refreshments
11:30pm

ESG and transnational torts
12:00pm

  • Mass claims against UK parent companies for their overseas operations and supply chains 
  • Securities mis-selling and greenwashing
  • Enviornmental claims

Sophie Kemp, Partner and Head of the Public Law department
Kingsley Napley

Adam Smith-Anthony, Partner, Head of Business & Human Rights
Omnia Strategy LLP

Mariana Abreu, Partner, head of ESG & human rights
Wallbrook

Tom Goodhead, Global Managing Partner & CEO
Pogust Goodhead

Lunch
1:00pm

Group litigation in the High court
2:00pm

Caroline Harbord, Partner
Forsters

Jonathan McDonagh, Barrister
Serle Court

Kenny Henderson, Partner
CMS

Claims against crypto exchanges
2:50pm

  • Crypto exchange outages and collusion

Elizabeth Meade, Senior Associate
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Jonothan Gould, Senior Associate
PCB Byrne

Nik Yeo, Barrister
Fountain Court

Refreshments
3:40pm

Settlement case study: Steinhoff global litigation settlement
4:00pm

  • Build-up, process and impact of the litigation and settlement 
  • Negotiation and reaching settlement  
  • Dutch suspension of payments 

Martijn van Maanen, Partner, Head of Corporate Litigation practice group
BarentsKrans (The Netherlands)

Joeri Klein, General Counsel Netherlands
Deminor

Chair's Key takeaways and closing remarks
4:50pm

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Drinks Reception
5:00pm

Registration
9:00am

Chair's Welcome
9:30am

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

The European Representative Action Directive- implementation and developments in key jurisdictions
9:45am

  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • cross-border collective redress

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Dr. Henner Schläfke, Partner, Head of Class & Mass Action Defense
Noerr (Germany)

Koen Rutten, Partner
Finch Dispute Resolution (The Netherlands)

Raimond Dufour, Senior Associate
Pels Rijcken (The Netherlands)

Sofia Vaz Sampaio, Partner
MLGTS (Portugal)

Refreshments
11:00am

Bringing a successful claim
11:20am

  • Utilising technology
  • ATE insurance and funding
  • Role of a lead lawyer

Mark Kenkre, Partner
Keller Postman

Lauren McGeever, Vice President, Class Action and Mass Tort Solutions
Epiq (US)

Lara Melrose, Litigation Finance Portfolio Advisor
Orchard Global

Peter Janes, Founder and CEO
Shieldpay

Client perspective and reputation management
12:10pm

Jeremy Sher, Partner, International Co-Head of Global Class Actions Group
DLA Piper

Jennifer Miles, Partner
Eversheds Sutherland

Andrew Poulton, Counsel
Linklaters

Giles Kenningham, Founder
Trafalgar Strategy

Lunch
1:00pm

US class actions
2:00pm

  • Securities  
  • Data protection 
  • Trends and hot topics

Jeremy A. Lieberman, Managing Partner
Pomerantz (US)

John Yanchunis, Attorney
Morgan & Morgan (US)

The future of collective actions
2:50pm

  • Climate change litigation 
  • Trends in the next 5-10 years

Wessen Jazrawi, Partner
Hausfeld

James Whitaker, Partner, and Co-Lead of Global ESG Practice Group
Mayer Brown International LLP (UK)

Maxine Mossman, Partner
Clifford Chance

Refreshments
3:40pm

Keynote speech: the past, present and future of UK group claims
4:00pm

  • Overview on how group claims have evolved
  • The rise of law firm funding and its impact to the market
  • Analyse the impact of high-profile cases such as Google and Mastercard

 

Martyn Day, Senior Partner and Co-President of The Collective Redress Lawyers Association
Leigh Day

Chair's closing remarks
4:30pm

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Conference ends
4:45

9:00am
Registration
9:30am
Chair's Welcome
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9:40am
Class actions in the CAT
  • Class certifications and overal landscape
  • Economic analysis
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Cian Mansfield - Counsel - Scott+Scott
Mark Bosley - Director - BRG
Dr. Peter Davis - Principal - Brattle
Andrew Leitch - Senior Associate - BCLP
10:40am
The CAT and collective actions regime- perfect duo or toxic relationship?
  • The role of class representatives
  • Access to justice at what price
Phil Evans - Special Advisor for competition, consumer and trade policies - FIPRA
Rachael Mulheron - Professor - Queen Mary University of London
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
11:30pm
Refreshments
12:00pm
ESG and transnational torts
  • Mass claims against UK parent companies for their overseas operations and supply chains 
  • Securities mis-selling and greenwashing
  • Enviornmental claims
Sophie Kemp - Partner and Head of the Public Law department - Kingsley Napley
Adam Smith-Anthony - Partner, Head of Business & Human Rights - Omnia Strategy LLP
Mariana Abreu - Partner, head of ESG & human rights - Wallbrook
Tom Goodhead - Global Managing Partner & CEO - Pogust Goodhead
1:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm
Group litigation in the High court
Caroline Harbord - Partner - Forsters
Jonathan McDonagh - Barrister - Serle Court
Kenny Henderson - Partner - CMS
2:50pm
Claims against crypto exchanges
  • Crypto exchange outages and collusion
Elizabeth Meade - Senior Associate - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Jonothan Gould - Senior Associate - PCB Byrne
Nik Yeo - Barrister - Fountain Court
3:40pm
Refreshments
4:00pm
Settlement case study: Steinhoff global litigation settlement
  • Build-up, process and impact of the litigation and settlement 
  • Negotiation and reaching settlement  
  • Dutch suspension of payments 
Martijn van Maanen - Partner, Head of Corporate Litigation practice group - BarentsKrans (The Netherlands)
Joeri Klein - General Counsel Netherlands - Deminor
4:50pm
Chair's Key takeaways and closing remarks
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
5:00pm
Drinks Reception
9:00am
Registration
9:30am
Chair's Welcome
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9:45am
The European Representative Action Directive- implementation and developments in key jurisdictions
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • cross-border collective redress
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Dr. Henner Schläfke - Partner, Head of Class & Mass Action Defense - Noerr (Germany)
Koen Rutten - Partner - Finch Dispute Resolution (The Netherlands)
Raimond Dufour - Senior Associate - Pels Rijcken (The Netherlands)
Sofia Vaz Sampaio - Partner - MLGTS (Portugal)
11:00am
Refreshments
11:20am
Bringing a successful claim
  • Utilising technology
  • ATE insurance and funding
  • Role of a lead lawyer
Mark Kenkre - Partner - Keller Postman
Lauren McGeever - Vice President, Class Action and Mass Tort Solutions - Epiq (US)
Lara Melrose - Litigation Finance Portfolio Advisor - Orchard Global
Peter Janes - Founder and CEO - Shieldpay
12:10pm
Client perspective and reputation management
Jeremy Sher - Partner, International Co-Head of Global Class Actions Group - DLA Piper
Jennifer Miles - Partner - Eversheds Sutherland
Andrew Poulton - Counsel - Linklaters
Giles Kenningham - Founder - Trafalgar Strategy
1:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm
US class actions
  • Securities  
  • Data protection 
  • Trends and hot topics
Jeremy A. Lieberman - Managing Partner - Pomerantz (US)
John Yanchunis - Attorney - Morgan & Morgan (US)
2:50pm
The future of collective actions
  • Climate change litigation 
  • Trends in the next 5-10 years
Wessen Jazrawi - Partner - Hausfeld
James Whitaker - Partner, and Co-Lead of Global ESG Practice Group - Mayer Brown International LLP (UK)
Maxine Mossman - Partner - Clifford Chance
3:40pm
Refreshments
4:00pm
Keynote speech: the past, present and future of UK group claims
  • Overview on how group claims have evolved
  • The rise of law firm funding and its impact to the market
  • Analyse the impact of high-profile cases such as Google and Mastercard

 

Martyn Day - Senior Partner and Co-President of The Collective Redress Lawyers Association - Leigh Day
4:30pm
Chair's closing remarks
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
4:45
Conference ends

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