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SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES AND CLASS ACTIONS

IN-PERSON ONLY

24-25 November 2021 | The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

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Agenda

Registration, Coffee and Networking
09.00

Co-Chairs' Welcome
09.20

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

Nick Ractliff, Partner
PCB Byrne

Securities Litigation: Potential Recovery Opportunities for Shareholders in UK Public Companies
09.30

  • 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)

PANEL Q&A: Private Business, Families and Shareholder Disputes
10.15

  • What are the differences between commercial and family shareholder disputes?
  • Fiduciary duties vs family relationships vs contractual obligations
  • How does the family court deal with cases with shareholdings in private limited companies?
  • Protection for minorities and unfair prejudice petitions
  • Remedies
  • Sale of shares
  • Valuation of shares and challenges in methodology applied

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
11.15

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)

Andrew Webb, Managing Director | London and Singapore Offices
BRG

Refreshments and Networking
14.45

Directors' Duties and Liabilities
15.15

  • 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

Nick Ractliff, Partner
PCB Byrne

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
16.30

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

Nick Ractliff, Partner
PCB Byrne

M&A Disputes 2021: Key Findings followed by Drinks Reception Hosted by BRG
16.30

Andrew Webb, Managing Director | London and Singapore Offices
BRG

Amy Kingdon, Strategic Marketing Director
BRG (UK)

Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking
09.00

Chair's Welcome
09.20

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Opening Keynote
09.30

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

Challenges with Bringing Class Actions in Relation to Different Types of Consumer Harms in Digital Markets, including
10.00

  • Lloyd v Google and where next
  • Group litigation orders – benefits and pitfalls, and potential issues for funders
  • Damages in the data space
  • An update on consumer class actions in the Nordic countries
  • Scope for consumer redress in the competition space

Harriet Ellis, Partner, London
Linklaters (UK)

Jan Olav Aabø , Partner
Arntzen de Besche (Norway)

Lochy Macpherson, Commercial Director
Finlegal (UK)

Greg Harman, Managing Director
BRG

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
12.00

Walter Merricks CBE,

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Networking Luncheon
12.45

Environmental Claims and Class Actions
13.45

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

Jonathan McDonagh, Barrister
Serle Court

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

Tom Goodhead, Managing Partner
PGMBM (UK)

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)

Refreshments and Networking
15.30

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE The Next Chapter: Where to From Here?
16.00

Wrap up the conference with this interactive session 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)

Dr. Eran Taussig , Partner
Balter Guth Aloni & Co. and Haifa University (Israel)

Key Takeaways
17.15

Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Conference Ends
17.30

09.00
Registration, Coffee and Networking
09.20
Co-Chairs' Welcome
Gus Sellitto - Managing Director and Co-Founder - Byfield (UK)
Nick Ractliff - Partner - PCB Byrne
09.30
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
PANEL Q&A: Private Business, Families and Shareholder Disputes
  • What are the differences between commercial and family shareholder disputes?
  • Fiduciary duties vs family relationships vs contractual obligations
  • How does the family court deal with cases with shareholdings in private limited companies?
  • Protection for minorities and unfair prejudice petitions
  • Remedies
  • Sale of shares
  • Valuation of shares and challenges in methodology applied
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)
11.15
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)
Andrew Webb - Managing Director | London and Singapore Offices - BRG
14.45
Refreshments and Networking
15.15
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
Nick Ractliff - Partner - PCB Byrne
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)
16.30
Key Takeaways
Gus Sellitto - Managing Director and Co-Founder - Byfield (UK)
Nick Ractliff - Partner - PCB Byrne
16.30
M&A Disputes 2021: Key Findings followed by Drinks Reception Hosted by BRG
Andrew Webb - Managing Director | London and Singapore Offices - BRG
Amy Kingdon - Strategic Marketing Director - BRG (UK)
09.00
Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking
09.20
Chair's Welcome
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
09.30
Opening Keynote
David Greene - Senior Partner and IPP of Law Society of England & Wales - Edwin Coe (UK)
10.00
Challenges with Bringing Class Actions in Relation to Different Types of Consumer Harms in Digital Markets, including
  • Lloyd v Google and where next
  • Group litigation orders – benefits and pitfalls, and potential issues for funders
  • Damages in the data space
  • An update on consumer class actions in the Nordic countries
  • Scope for consumer redress in the competition space
Harriet Ellis - Partner, London - Linklaters (UK)
Jan Olav Aabø - Partner - Arntzen de Besche (Norway)
Lochy Macpherson - Commercial Director - Finlegal (UK)
Greg Harman - Managing Director - BRG
James Oldnall - Managing Partner - Milberg London LLP (UK)
Lucy Pert - Partner - Hausfeld (UK)
11.30
Refreshments & Networking
12.00
“Dear Walter, I have a Question.. ”: Exclusive Interview and Q&A Session with
Walter Merricks CBE - -
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
12.45
Networking Luncheon
13.45
Environmental Claims and Class Actions
  • "Class action tourism" and forum shopping
  • The English Courts and collective redress 
  • Spotlight on environmental class actions in Canada
Jonathan McDonagh - Barrister - Serle Court
André Durocher - Partner, Class Action Defence Attorney - FASKEN (Canada)
Tom Goodhead - Managing Partner - PGMBM (UK)
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
Refreshments and Networking
16.00
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE The Next Chapter: Where to From Here?

Wrap up the conference with this interactive session 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)
Dr. Eran Taussig - Partner - Balter Guth Aloni & Co. and Haifa University (Israel)
17.15
Key Takeaways
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
17.30
Conference Ends

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