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SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES AND CLASS ACTIONS

In-person | November 24-25,  2021 in Central London

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Agenda

Registration, Coffee and Networking
09.00

Chair's Welcome
09.30

Gus Sellitto, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Byfield (UK)

Nicola Boulton, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Securities Litigation: Potential Recovery Opportunities for Shareholders in UK Public Companies
09.40

  • An update on shareholder cases with alleged securities law violations 
  • How to protect your clients from these types of shareholder class actions

Peter de Verneuil Smith QC, Barrister
3VB (UK)

Andrew Hill, Partner
Fox Williams (UK)

Andrew Wanambwa, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Lewis Silkin (UK)

Private Business Shareholder Disputes
10.15

  • The latest remedies available for shareholders seeking relief
  • Shareholder derivative matters
  • How do commercial and High Net Worth family relationships impact on shareholder disputes?
  • How many different values can shares have in a shareholder dispute?

Dipti Hunter, Partner
Keidan Harrison (UK)

Boris Telyatnikov, Partner
Enyo Law (UK)

Will MacFarlane, Partner
Kingsley Napley (UK)

Lois Horne, Partner
Macfarlanes (UK)

Michael Thornton, Partner
Grant Thornton (UK)

Refreshments and Networking
11.30

Mediation and Shareholder Disputes
11.45

  • Tips for settlement agreements
  • Should corporate lawyer really be in attendance for the end part?

Jane Player, International Mediator
Independent Mediators (UK)

James Oldnall, Managing Partner
Milberg London LLP (UK)

Kushal Gandhi, Partner
CMS (UK)

Networking Luncheon
12.45

SPACs: How to Reduce Litigation Risks and Liability Claims
13.45

  • UK Liability regimes for issuers and their directors
  • Disclosure and conflict of interest
  • D&O claims and risk insurance for SPACs
  • Class-action lawsuits against SPACs  
  • SPACs and offshore

Jumana Rahman, Partner
Cohen & Gresser (UK)

Karen Boto , Partner
Clyde & Co. (UK)

James Norris‑Jones , Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (UK)

Kurt Rothmann, Executive Director
Howden (UK)

Refreshments and Networking
14.45

Directors' Duties and Liabilities
15.00

  • Revisiting the power of Duomatic principle
  • A director’s liability for breach of the duties owed to a company
  • Professional and audit negligence: Liability to company and shareholders
  • When disaster strikes: The dangers of venturing into trading insolvently
  • Curating your clients reputation

Nicola Boulton, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Gus Sellitto, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Byfield (UK)

Jonathan Thielmann, Director
Grant Thornton (UK)

Kate Allass, Partner
Farrer & Co (UK)

David Mohyuddin QC, Barrister
Radcliffe Chambers (UK)

Key Takeaways
16.15

Nicola Boulton, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Gus Sellitto, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Byfield (UK)

Drinks and Networking
16.30 - 17.30

Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking
09.00

Chair's Welcome
09.15

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)

Opening Keynote
09.30

David Greene, Senior Partner and IPP of Law Society of England & Wales
Edwin Coe (UK)

Class Actions in Digital Markets
10.00

  • Challenges with bringing class action in relation to different types of consumer harms in digital markets
  • The latest on the new competition regime for digital markets in the UK 
  • An update on consumer class actions in the Nordic countries
  • The options for private enforcement actions and their potential prospects

Tom Cassels, Dispute Resolution Partner, London
Linklaters (UK)

Jan Olav Aabø , Partner
Arntzen de Besche (Norway)

Daniel Ryan , Managing Director, Head of London Office
BRG (UK)

Lochy Macpherson, Commercial Director
Finlegal (UK)

James Oldnall, Managing Partner
Milberg London LLP (UK)

Lucy Pert , Partner
Hausfeld (UK)

Refreshments & Networking
11.30

“Dear Walter, I have a Question.. ”: Exclusive Interview and Q&A Session with
11.45

Walter Merricks CBE,

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)

Networking Luncheon
12.30

Environmental Claims and Class Actions
13.30

  • "Class action tourism" and forum shopping
  • The English Courts and collective redress 
  • Spotlight on environmental class actions in Canada

Russell Hopkins, Barrister
Serle Court (UK)

André Durocher , Partner, Class Action Defence Attorney
FASKEN (Canada)

Tom Goodhead, Managing Partner
PGMBM (UK)

Refreshments and Networking
14.30

Funding and Costs in Class Actions
14.45

  • What are the legal and practical requirements for funding and adverse costs protection in collective proceedings? 
  • How do claimants and defendants approach these issues? What are the relevant considerations? How do they impact on the proceedings? 
  • How has the Competition Appeal Tribunal dealt with funding and adverse costs to date? 
  • What does the future of funding and costs in class actions look like? 

Lucy Rigby, Partner
Hausfeld (UK)

Elena S. Rey, Partner
Brown Rudnick (UK)

Lisa Webb, Senior Lawyer
Which? (UK)

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE The Next Chapter: Where to From Here?
15.30

Wrap up the main conference with this informal and interactive roundtable featuring top experts from the world of multi-party litigation (speakers at our event) sharing views and making personal predictions on big stories and trends that will drive the headlines next year and beyond.

Genevieve Quierin, Partner
Stephenson Harwood (UK)

Belinda Hollway, Partner
Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law (UK)

Ianika Tzankova, Partner
Birkway (The Netherlands)

Danielle Carr, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Rosenblatt (UK)

Key Takeaways
16.45

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)

Conference Ends
17.00

09.00
Registration, Coffee and Networking
09.30
Chair's Welcome
Gus Sellitto - Managing Director and Co-Founder - Byfield (UK)
Nicola Boulton - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
09.40
Securities Litigation: Potential Recovery Opportunities for Shareholders in UK Public Companies
  • An update on shareholder cases with alleged securities law violations 
  • How to protect your clients from these types of shareholder class actions
Peter de Verneuil Smith QC - Barrister - 3VB (UK)
Andrew Hill - Partner - Fox Williams (UK)
Andrew Wanambwa - Partner, Dispute Resolution - Lewis Silkin (UK)
10.15
Private Business Shareholder Disputes
  • The latest remedies available for shareholders seeking relief
  • Shareholder derivative matters
  • How do commercial and High Net Worth family relationships impact on shareholder disputes?
  • How many different values can shares have in a shareholder dispute?
Dipti Hunter - Partner - Keidan Harrison (UK)
Boris Telyatnikov - Partner - Enyo Law (UK)
Will MacFarlane - Partner - Kingsley Napley (UK)
Lois Horne - Partner - Macfarlanes (UK)
Michael Thornton - Partner - Grant Thornton (UK)
11.30
Refreshments and Networking
11.45
Mediation and Shareholder Disputes
  • Tips for settlement agreements
  • Should corporate lawyer really be in attendance for the end part?
Jane Player - International Mediator - Independent Mediators (UK)
James Oldnall - Managing Partner - Milberg London LLP (UK)
Kushal Gandhi - Partner - CMS (UK)
12.45
Networking Luncheon
13.45
SPACs: How to Reduce Litigation Risks and Liability Claims
  • UK Liability regimes for issuers and their directors
  • Disclosure and conflict of interest
  • D&O claims and risk insurance for SPACs
  • Class-action lawsuits against SPACs  
  • SPACs and offshore
Jumana Rahman - Partner - Cohen & Gresser (UK)
Karen Boto - Partner - Clyde & Co. (UK)
James Norris‑Jones - Partner - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (UK)
Kurt Rothmann - Executive Director - Howden (UK)
14.45
Refreshments and Networking
15.00
Directors' Duties and Liabilities
  • Revisiting the power of Duomatic principle
  • A director’s liability for breach of the duties owed to a company
  • Professional and audit negligence: Liability to company and shareholders
  • When disaster strikes: The dangers of venturing into trading insolvently
  • Curating your clients reputation
Nicola Boulton - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Gus Sellitto - Managing Director and Co-Founder - Byfield (UK)
Jonathan Thielmann - Director - Grant Thornton (UK)
Kate Allass - Partner - Farrer & Co (UK)
David Mohyuddin QC - Barrister - Radcliffe Chambers (UK)
16.15
Key Takeaways
Nicola Boulton - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Gus Sellitto - Managing Director and Co-Founder - Byfield (UK)
16.30 - 17.30
Drinks and Networking
09.00
Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking
09.15
Chair's Welcome
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)
09.30
Opening Keynote
David Greene - Senior Partner and IPP of Law Society of England & Wales - Edwin Coe (UK)
10.00
Class Actions in Digital Markets
  • Challenges with bringing class action in relation to different types of consumer harms in digital markets
  • The latest on the new competition regime for digital markets in the UK 
  • An update on consumer class actions in the Nordic countries
  • The options for private enforcement actions and their potential prospects
Tom Cassels - Dispute Resolution Partner, London - Linklaters (UK)
Jan Olav Aabø - Partner - Arntzen de Besche (Norway)
Daniel Ryan - Managing Director, Head of London Office - BRG (UK)
Lochy Macpherson - Commercial Director - Finlegal (UK)
James Oldnall - Managing Partner - Milberg London LLP (UK)
Lucy Pert - Partner - Hausfeld (UK)
11.30
Refreshments & Networking
11.45
“Dear Walter, I have a Question.. ”: Exclusive Interview and Q&A Session with
Walter Merricks CBE - -
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)
12.30
Networking Luncheon
13.30
Environmental Claims and Class Actions
  • "Class action tourism" and forum shopping
  • The English Courts and collective redress 
  • Spotlight on environmental class actions in Canada
Russell Hopkins - Barrister - Serle Court (UK)
André Durocher - Partner, Class Action Defence Attorney - FASKEN (Canada)
Tom Goodhead - Managing Partner - PGMBM (UK)
14.30
Refreshments and Networking
14.45
Funding and Costs in Class Actions
  • What are the legal and practical requirements for funding and adverse costs protection in collective proceedings? 
  • How do claimants and defendants approach these issues? What are the relevant considerations? How do they impact on the proceedings? 
  • How has the Competition Appeal Tribunal dealt with funding and adverse costs to date? 
  • What does the future of funding and costs in class actions look like? 
Lucy Rigby - Partner - Hausfeld (UK)
Elena S. Rey - Partner - Brown Rudnick (UK)
Lisa Webb - Senior Lawyer - Which? (UK)
15.30
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE The Next Chapter: Where to From Here?

Wrap up the main conference with this informal and interactive roundtable featuring top experts from the world of multi-party litigation (speakers at our event) sharing views and making personal predictions on big stories and trends that will drive the headlines next year and beyond.

Genevieve Quierin - Partner - Stephenson Harwood (UK)
Belinda Hollway - Partner - Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law (UK)
Ianika Tzankova - Partner - Birkway (The Netherlands)
Danielle Carr - Partner, Dispute Resolution - Rosenblatt (UK)
16.45
Key Takeaways
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)
17.00
Conference Ends

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