GCR Live: Competition Litigation 2023

On 5 October 2023, Global Competition Review hosted its annual Competition Litigation conference, jointly chaired by Hausfeld Partner Nicola Boyle and Nicholas Heaton of Hogan Lovells. Additionally, Hausfeld’s Global Co-Chair Anthony Maton and Partner, Tom Bolster spoke at the event.

The conference took a deep dive into recent developments in UK competition litigation and discuss post-Brexit developments, areas of innovation at the CAT - including umbrella proceedings orders and expert evidence as well as perceptions, methodologies, and lessons learned from the Tribunal’s recent Trucks ruling.

Anthony Maton spoke alongside, Kim Dietzel from Herbert Smith Freehills, Sarah Houghton from Mishcon de Reya and Richard Murgatroyd from RBB Economics on ‘Collective actions – blueprints, opt-out versus opt-in and case management’ from 10.00 am to 11.15 am.

The panel looked at:

  • the requirement for a blueprint
  • how will having a blueprint impact on preparation for trial after certification
  • claim viability: opt-in versus opt-out
  • competing claims: when and how to determine carriage.

Tom Bolster spoke alongside Martin Seegers from CDC Cartel Damage Claims, Nigel Seay from Travers Smith, Liza Lovdahl Gormsen from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Ana Rita Barroca from Sousa Ferro & Associates.

The panel discussed: 

  • Jurisdiction of the UK courts under a forum conveniens doctrine – Daimler
  • The rise of other jurisdictions?
  • Disclosure of investigation file documents
  • Impact of the EU Representative Actions Directive

Practical arrangements

This in-person event took place 5 October, 8.45 am – 5.00 pm at Herbert Smith Freehills, London.

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