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Oct 09 2012

4th Annual Competition Litigation

Organised by: Global Competition Review

Tuesday, 9th October 2012

London, United Kingdom

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Chaired by John Pheasant from Hogan Lovells International, GCR Live will hold its 4th annual Litigation conference in London on October 9th.

This years event will look at options for reform at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the current position and future developments regarding access to documents on the Commission’s file.

The afternoon session will include a debate with the motion: "This house believes that the system for obtaining economic evidence in competition cases is in need of a radical overhaul."

Chairman:

John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Speakers:

Daniel Beard QC, Monckton Chambers

Dr. Ingo Brinker, Gleiss Lutz

Peter Freeman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dr. Thomas Funke, Osborne Clarke

Nicholas Green QC, Brick Court Chambers

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mark Hoskins QC, Brick Court Chambers

Jeroen Kortmann, Stibbe

Jon Lawrence, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Miguel de la Mano, chief economist, UK Competition Commission

Anthony Maton, Hausfeld LLP

Rob Murray, Crowell & Moring LLP

Dr Gunnar Niels, Oxera

Jolling de Pree, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Iain Mansfield, assistant director of competition policy, BIS

Alan Wiseman, Covington & Burling LLP

Plus one additional speaker to be announced

08:30: Registration and coffee

09.00: Chairman’s introduction
John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP

09.10: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: private actions in competition law - a consultation on options for reform
Presentation by: Iain Mansfield, assistant director, Competition Policy Directorate, BIS

09.50: Access to document on the Commission's file - the current position and future developments

  • Access to:
    • corporate leniency statement
    • confidential versions of the Decision
    • responses to requests for information
    • other documents created for the purposes of the administrative
      procedure
    • pre-existing documents
  • Inter-parties disclosure and the legal test post Pfleiderer and National Grid
  • The use of Regulation 1049/2001 and recent cases, including CDC Hydrogen Peroxide V Commission

Presentation by: Mark Hoskins QC, Brick Court Chambers

10.30: Coffee break

10.50: Panel discussion and Q & A on first two presentations
Chairman: John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Iain Mansfield, BIS
Mark Hoskins QC, Brick Court Chambers
Dr. Ingo Brinker, Gleiss Lutz
Jeroen Kortmann, Stibbe
Alan Wiseman, Covington & Burling LLP

12.00: Anchor defendants

This session will consider the limits of the use of anchor defendants including the implications of decisions in Emerson, Deutsche Bahn, Toshiba Carrier and Nokia v AU Optronics; and ECJ reference in the Bleaching cartel

Nicholas Heaton, Hogan Lovells International LLP

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Case Study: proceedings in multiple jurisdictions

A review of the strategic and procedural issues arising when damages claims are bought in multiple European jurisdictions

Jon Lawrence, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld LLP
Jolling de Pree, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Dr. Thomas Funke, Osborne Clarke
Jeroen Kortmann, Stibbe
Dr. Ingo Brinker, Gleiss Lutz

15.00: Tea break

15.20: The use of economic evidence in competition law litigation - a debate

Motion: "This house believes that the system for providing economic evidence in competition cases is in need of a radical overhaul."

Chairman: John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Miguel de la Mano, chief economist, Competition Commission
Daniel Beard QC, Monckton Chambers
Rob Murray, Crowell & Moring LLP
Dr Gunnar Niels, Oxera

16.30: Competition Litigation: What does the future hold?

  • Implications of the reorganisation of UK competition structures
  • The European Commission's Legislative Proposal
  • Collective redress

Chairman: John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Nicholas Green QC, Brick Court Chambers
Peter Freeman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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17.10pm: Summary of the day
John Pheasant, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Venue Details
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square
London, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7307 2400

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