Sidley Austin presents a private discussion on the impending growth of collective actions in Europe. The program will be co-hosted by the European Justice Forum (EJF).
Key topics will include:
- What are the existing procedures for collective redress in the UK and how would they be impacted by the Civil Justice Council’s wide-ranging proposals;
- How proposed changes by the European Commission and Office of Fair Trading may stimulate antitrust class actions in Europe;
- What options exist for collective redress, including the advantages of relying on public rather than private enforcement;
- The impact of the growth of class actions in the US and lessons to be learned;
- How the EJF, with outreach programs in Brussels and key European capitals, is dissuading governments from adopting class actions.
Dr. Christopher Hodges, head of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University’s Law Faculty
Malcolm Carlisle, EJF Chief Executive
Charles Douglas, Chair of Sidley’s Management Committee and global head of litigation
David Went, antitrust counsel in Sidley’s London office
This will be a timely discussion for senior in-house counsel in all sectors, including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and professional services.
Participants are expected to receive 2 CPD credits for attending this seminar.
Sidley is a leading global law firm with more than 1800 lawyers practicing on four continents. The EJF is a coalition of businesses and organizations that wish to promote a fair and balanced system of civil justice in Europe.