Shareholder disputes and class actions

Thoughtleaders4 hosted its ‘Shareholder Disputes and Class Actions’ conference on November 24 and 25 in London, offering thought leadership and strategic direction from top tier legal practitioners acting globally for both claimants and defendants.

The two day conference agenda – which looked at the increase in shareholder lawsuits and collective/class action litigation and their complexity – comprised two Hausfeld speakers on 25 November, Lucy Pert and Lucy Rigby.

At 10am, Lucy Pert joined the panel ‘Class Actions in Digital Markets’ addressing:

  • Challenges with bringing class action in relation to different types of consumer harms in digital markets
  • The latest on the new competition regime for digital markets in the UK
  • An update on consumer class actions in the Nordic countries
  • The options for private enforcement actions and their potential prospects

At 14:45, Lucy Rigby shared her wealth of knowledge on the ‘Funding and Costs in Class Actions’ panel. Key topics covered include:

  • 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?