Wednesday, July 18, 2018

GCR Live 10th Annual Competition Litigation Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:30 - 18:00 (GMT)

Thursday, 4 October 2018, Exchange House, London

Chaired by

Nicholas Heaton

Hogan Lovells International,



Anthony Maton


London and Brussels


Keynote speaker


The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith

High Court, Chancery Division and Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal,




Paul Chaplin, Hogan Lovells International, London

Peter Davis, Cornerstone Research, London

Kim Dietzel, Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Laurent Geelhand, Hausfeld, Brussels, London and Paris

Camilla Sanger, Slaughter and May, London

Mark Sansom, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Further speakers to be announced 


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International, London
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

9.15: Keynote address

The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith, High Court, Chancery Division and Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, London

9.50: Economics in action: BritNed and how the court assesses loss

A panel of economists and lawyers will consider how the court has approached the subject of assessing loss in the first cartel damages case to reach a judgment.

11.15: Coffee break 

11.45: Mass claims – approaches to the management, coordination and bundling of large numbers of related claims 

In the light of recent and future cases such as the interchange fee litigation, Air Cargo and Trucks; an international panel discuss developments in mechanisms for bringing claims;

  • The management by the courts and parties of multiple claims arising from a single infringement (e.g. Interchange cases) – what has gone wrong and how can this be made to work both domestically and internationally?
  • Different approaches to claims consolidation – class actions, assignment/claims vehicles, and consolidation – what is effective and why?
  • Will the trend of claim aggregation continue or will we see more individual claims?

13.00: Networking lunch

14.00: Geographical scope of damages claims revisited

In light of the CJEU judgment in Intel and the Court of Appeal judgment in Illiyma v Schott, are there any practical territorial limits on claims for breach of EU competition law?

14.25: Court of appeal interchange case

Following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Interchange where do matters sit in relation to the hundreds of Interchange claims, and what are the wider consequences of the judgment in relation to important matters such a pass on?

15.55: Coffee break

16.15: Applicable law in light of Deutsche Bahn v MasterCard


Deutsche Bahn v MasterCard was the first decision directly to address the applicable law in relation to A101 infringement damages case. What have we learnt and how might it apply in other cases?

17.15: Closing speech

17.45: Chairs' closing remarks

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International, London
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

18.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright

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