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The Third Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference 2021

29 Nov 2021

Bringing together leading competition experts from around the world, Monckton Chambers, NERA Economic Consulting, and Augusta Ventures return to co-host the Third Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference. For four sessions held over three days (7–9 December), leading competition experts will not only lead dynamic roundtable sessions but will also discuss the most important cases and developments in competition litigation this year and identify what they are watching out for in 2022.

With each session designed to address key issues, the conference will once again feature distinguished legal and economic experts and senior regulators hosting the following roundtable discussions:

  • Conference Opening, Key Cases of 2021, and a Look Forward
  • Competition Litigation Involving Big Tech
  • A Class of Its Own
  • Conference Closing Address – A Conversation with The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith

 

Tuesday 7th December

15:00 – 16:45   Conference Opening, Key Cases of 2021, and a Look Forward

During this interactive session, our competition specialists will share their views on the key cases that have shaped the UK competition litigation landscape in 2021, survey an array of perspectives (from claimants, defendants, funders, experts, and direct and indirect purchasers) to pinpoint key strategic developments this year, and “look forward” and predict what we can expect in competition litigation in 2022.

Welcome:
Mark Brealey QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Chair:
Tim Ward QC, Barrister, Joint Head of Monckton Chambers

Speakers:
Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner, Willkie Farr
Anneli Howard QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Elizabeth Jordan, Senior Counsel, Slaughter and May
Simon Latham, Investment Manager, Augusta Ventures
Grant Saggers, Director, NERA Economic Consulting

The recording is available here

 

Wednesday 8th December

14:00 – 15:30   Competition Litigation Involving Big Tech

The digital giants are increasingly facing litigation issues in the UK and Europe. These issues range from appeals against enforcement decisions to new collective actions and emerging actions around data and privacy. For the second session of our Third Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference, our panel of experts take an up-close look at some of the most significant cases of 2021 involving the world’s largest digital tech companies. Our experts will also examine claimant and defendant perspectives and explore critical conceptual issues (such as valuing damages from foreclosure or in two-sided markets) in these cases.

Chair:
Meredith Pickford QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Speakers:
Lesley Hannah, Partner, Hausfeld LLP
Ronit Kreisberger QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Dr Nicola Tosini, Director, NERA Economic Consulting
Steven Vaz, Partner, Ashurst

The recording is available here

16:00 – 17:30    A Class of its Own

2021 has seen a wave of collective actions in the UK, with several already certified.
In the third session of our Third Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference, our leading experts will review some of the key impacts of the influx of collective actions and ask:

              • How these cases are structured, strategized, and evidenced?
              • What the collective actions of 2021 mean for the UK as a forum?
              • What the year reveals about new types of action that touch non-traditional issues such as privacy and consumer protection?

Chair:
Kassie Smith QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Speakers:
Dr Anca Cojoc, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
Edward Coulson, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Kenny Henderson, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Ben Lasserson, Partner, Mischon De Reya
Clara Segurola, Investment Manager, Augusta Ventures

The recording is available here

 

Thursday 9th December

17:30 – 18:30   Conference Closing Address

We are delighted to host a conversation on the future of competition litigation in the UK with The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith.

Chair: 
Philip Moser QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Speaker: 
The Honourable Mr Justice Marcus Smith, President, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Closing Remarks:
James Mellsop, Antitrust and Competition Practice Chair, NERA Economic Consulting

The recording is available here

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