Class Actions in Digital Markets

This lunchtime webinar brought together a panel of global experts debating the various types of consumer harms arising in digital markets; the implications of new EU Acts, the launch of a series of complaints and investigations and the options for private enforcement actions. The webinar was hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 on Zoom on September 28 from 12.00 – 1.30 pm GMT and was free to attend.

London Partner Lucy Pert – who, in addition, shared her thoughts around the funding of these cases - joined leading others specialists in their field:

  • Erick Gunawan - Director - Singapore Office - BRG Singapore
  • Anneli Howard QC - Barrister - Monckton Chambers
  • Nicolas Petit - Full-time Professor - Joint Chair - Department of Law | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy)
  • Daniel Ryan - Managing Director, Head of London Office - BRG
  • Ben Sigler - Partner - Stephenson Harwood

Together, they explored:

  • What types of harms can arise in digital markets?
  • What are the particular challenges of bringing class actions in relation to these harms? What causes of action are there and what certification issues arise?
  • What should be the role of private enforcement? Are actions helpful ahead of findings from regulators?
  • What types of expert evidence are needed?
  • What issues arise in quantifying the damages?
  • What is on the horizon for the next wave of class actions in digital markets?

Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas or ask questions during an interactive Q&A session.


Lucy Pert

Lucy Pert

  • Co-Head of Commercial Disputes and Partner
  • London