Thursday 12 November 2020
12.30 pm to 2.00 pm CET

Economical Highlights

Theon van Dijk, Chief Economist ACM
Gulbahar Tezel, Econoom PwC

The first webinar will take place on Thursday 12 November 2020 from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm CET.

Theon van Dijk, Chief Economist of the ACM, and Gulbahar Tezel, Economist at PwC, will be discussing the main economic considerations in Dutch competition law over the last 12 months. The following topics will be discussed:

  • The judgment by the Trade and Industry Tribunal (CBB) on wholesale fixed access & market analysis
  • The new Dutch draft guidelines for sustainability
  • Theories of harm in recent consumer law decisions

It will be possible to ask questions during the webinar.

Wednesday 9 December 2020
16.00h – 17.15h

Complex mass claims: Insights from judges across Europe

Machteld de Monchy, lawyer De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Till Schreiber, managing director CDC Cartel Damage Claims Consulting

Follow-on litigation often evolves into complex mass litigation with many procedural and practical issues such as multiple claimants, parallel actions and timelines as well as lengthy legal and economic submissions. It may take years to resolve all of the issues that arise. Such proceedings can not only be burdensome for the parties, but also for the judges.

How can a judge or a panel of judges navigate through this complex multi-party litigation and steer the debate towards a meaningful solution?

Machteld de Monchy, partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Till Schreiber, managing director of CDC cartel damages claims, will speak with 4 prominent judges from multiple jurisdictions who are dealing with complex mass claims in the field of competition law, but also other areas such as investor relations and consumer protection.

In an interview format, Peter Roth, President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, Mieke Dudok van Heel, judge at the District Court of Amsterdam, Fabian Reuschle, judge at the Stuttgart Regional Court and Maria Arantzazu Ortiz González, judge at the appeal court of Mallorca, will provide their insights and views on how to deal with the challenges of mass claims in their respective jurisdictions.