Private Antitrust Litigation: A New Era in the EU Challenges in the implementation of the Antitrust Damages Package, Paris, 24-25 October 2016


By the end of 2016 the Member States should be ready to put into effect the long-awaited and hotly debated Directive on Antitrust Damages. The Directive aspires to strike a better balance between public and private enforcement of antitrust rules in the EU.

This conference aims to look into the thorny issues of implementation and the challenges to be faced by national judges as well as legal counsel for defendants and claimants in antitrust damages litigation.

Confirmed speakers
  • Eric Barbier de La Serre, Partner, Jones Day, Paris
  • Eddy De Smijter, Head of Unit “European Competition Network and Private Enforcement”, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
  • Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Judge, Member of the First Civil Chamber, German Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe
  • Assimakis Komninos, Partner, White & Case, Brussels
  • Gerald Mäsch, Professor, Institute for International Business Law, University of Münster
  • Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Conseiller doyen, Commercial, Financial & Economic Chamber, Court of Cassation, Paris
Key topics
  • Directive 2014/104/EU, the Antitrust Damages Package and the way forward
  • Challenging issues of compensation and quantification
  • Procedural challenges: limitation periods, evidence, forum-shopping
  • The role of the CJEU and national competition authorities

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, members of the judiciary and economists actually or potentially dealing with antitrust damages cases and litigation.

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