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UK Class Actions – “Big Bang” or False Start?

08 Jun 2021

Location: 12.00pm - 1.30pm UK Time Virtual Event (ZOOM)
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UK Class Actions – “Big Bang” or False Start?

Highlights

The Merricks case is perceived to have lowered the bar for certification of collective actions. Several other high-profile claims are already going through the Courts and a slew of further claims is widely anticipated. 

ThoughtLeaders4 and BRG invite you to join us for the first in a series of discussions on the latest developments in the UK and European class action regimes. This event will bring together lawyers acting for both claimants and defendants on some of the leading claims, together with economic experts and class representatives.

Topics for discussion include:

  • What are the big issues which remain unresolved after Merricks?
  • How is the CAT approaching questions of suitability and commonality in recent claims?
  • What new risks has the new regime created for business? 
  • The next chapter: how does the regime need to develop from here?

Distinguished Speaker Panel includes:

Caroline Edwards
Partner
Travers Smith

Caroline is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the firm's International Board. She has been recognised as one of The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers, which lists the profession’s brightest and most innovative lawyers. Her extensive complex litigation experience includes a number of the most high profile competition damages claims in this jurisdiction, cross border fraud claims, complex financial services disputes and related regulatory investigations, tax disputes as well as a wide range of general corporate and commercial disputes.


Caroline Edwards
Caroline Edwards Partner
Travers Smith
Walter Merricks CBE
Chair
IMPRESS

Walter Hugh Merricks CBE, who qualified as an English solicitor, has held a number of senior appointments in legal and public institutions, the best known being his tenure as the inaugural Chief Ombudsman of the Financial Ombudsman Service. He is now Chair of IMPRESS, the Independent Monitor for the Press, and the law reform charity JUSTICE. He is a member of the Civil Aviation Authority's consumer panel. As proposed class representative, he has filed a £14 billion class action claim on behalf of British consumers against MasterCard Incorporated before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.


Walter Merricks CBE
Walter Merricks CBE Chair
IMPRESS
Boris Bronfentrinker
Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Who’s Who Legal named Boris as a Global Elite – Thought Leader in Competition: Plaintiff for 2019 and 2020, and as one of their inaugural Thought Leaders – Competition in 2017 and once again in 2018,  placing him among the very best in the world in the area of competition litigation, as judged by his peers, corporate counsel and market sources. Who’s Who Legal states that Boris is “ ‘a very well-known name’ in Europe’s competition market, with ‘impressive advocacy skills’ and ‘a strong understanding of economic arguments’ which ensures that ‘novel approaches do not scare him.’ ” He is “a lawyer absolutely at the top of his game,” and is widely praised for his “instinctive and immediate analysis of litigation issues and tactics,” noting that “what Boris doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing.” 


Boris Bronfentrinker
Boris Bronfentrinker Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Greg Harman
Managing Director
BRG

Greg is an expert in the areas of valuation, dispute consulting, pricing, competition finance and economic regulation. He has significant experience working on cases in telecom, media, energy, post, water and transport. Greg’s experience includes the production of independent expert reports for submission to government departments, courts, tax authorities, and competition and regulatory bodies, and inclusion in international corporate transaction agreements. He is a leading expert active in commercial arbitration worldwide, identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration from 2012 to 2019.

 


Greg Harman
Greg Harman Managing Director
BRG
Belinda Hollway
Partner
Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law

Belinda has more than a decade of competition law experience, and specialises in competition damages litigation before the English High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, particularly on behalf of multinational corporations in follow-on damages claims. She has extensive expertise in developing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies, both within Europe and beyond. She also represents investors in shareholder litigation.


Belinda Hollway
Belinda Hollway Partner
Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law

Agenda

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11.55AM
Audience Log-on
12.00PM
Moderator's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Caroline Edwards - Partner - Travers Smith
12.05PM
UK Class Actions – “Big Bang” or False Start?
Speakers:
Walter Merricks CBE - Chair - IMPRESS
Boris Bronfentrinker - Partner - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Greg Harman - Managing Director - BRG
Belinda Hollway - Partner - Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law
1.15PM
Panel Q&A
1.30PM
Summary & Closing Remarks
Speakers:
Caroline Edwards - Partner - Travers Smith

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