Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GCR's Antitrust Litigation 2010 conference, 12 October, London

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The past year has seen an increase in private antitrust litigation across Europe, with claimants focusing particularly on London and the German courts. Most private actions for damages settle and not infrequently defendants face claims in a number of jurisdictions. The position and role of the individual in cartel proceedings and subsequent litigation are becoming increasingly important considerations.

These and other issues, such as damages and access to the commission's file, will be reviewed and debated by speakers with considerable experience in antitrust litigation in both Europe and the US.

“High powered: Excellent”
Past delegate, Barclays

Distinguished speakers from the European Commission, the CAT, law firms, the bar, economic consultancies and industry include:

Chairman: John Pheasant, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

  • Mr Justice Barling
    President, Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Nicholas Green QC
    Brick Court Chambers Chairman, The Bar Council
  • Mark Hoskins QC
    Brick Court Chambers
  • Elizabeth Morony
    Clifford Chance LLP
  • Nicholas Heaton
    Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Mark Simpson QC
    Fountain Court
  • Ingo Brinker
    Partner, Gleiss Lutz
  • Georg Berrisch
    Covington & Burling LLP
  • Jon Lawrence
    Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Alan Wiseman
    Partner, Howrey LLP
  • Jeroen Kortmann
    Partner, Stibbe. Professor, University of Amsterdam
  • Christopher Vajda QC
    Monckton Chambers
  • Eddy de Smijter
    DG Competition,
    European Commission
  • Duncan Sinclair
    Barrister, Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers
  • Gunnar Niels
    Director, Oxera
  • Richard Pike
    Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bruno Augustin
    Assistant Director,
    Ernst & Young
  • Michael O'Kane
    Partner, Peters and Peters

“The quality of the speakers is excellent and a good audience”
Past delegate, DLA Piper UK LLP

Topics will include:

  • Jurisdiction and forum shopping: Germany vs. the UK
  • Settlements: relevant issues when settling international claims
  • Access to Commission file
  • Quantifying damages: towards guidance to the courts - the Oxera Report
  • Damages: a case study
  • Dealing with the individual: criminal sanctions - implications for civil litigation
  • The Competition Appeal Tribunal - is it a suitable forum for international damages claims?

Conference Fees:


£650 + 17.5% VAT (= £763.75)

In-house Counsel and
Government Agencies

£550 + 17.5% VAT (= £646.25)

Forthcoming GCR Conferences:

  • International Merger Control
    Major international conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the EU Merger Regulation
    28 & 29 September 2010, The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
  • Settlements and Patent Abuse in the Pharmaceutical Sector
    20 October 2010, The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels
  • GCR's 2010 Competition Law Review
    In-depth analysis and debate on recent developments in competition law and policy
    16 & 17 November 2010, The Conrad Hotel, Brussels
  • 2011 Antitrust Law Leaders Forum
    3 - 5 February 2011, Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami


Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the conference will receive a refund less 10% + VAT. Cancellations received one week before will receive a refund less 50% + VAT. Cancellations received less than a week before the conference will not receive a refund. Substitute delegates are welcome at any time.


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