Date: 22 April 2021
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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UK: The Future of Competition Litigation in the UK

This webinar will traverse the landscape of competition damages claims in the UK, and examine what direction competition litigation will take in the post-Brexit era.  The panel will discuss a range of topics including:

• Key competition cases making their way through the UK courts
• Trends in collective actions 
• The impact of Brexit on the UK as a jurisdiction of choice for competition claims
• The future of competition claims against Big Tech and Big Pharma 
• Funding and other commercial considerations for claimants

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Anna Morfey

Anna Morfey focuses on all aspects of contentious EU and competition law. Anna has a wealth of experience in European and domestic antitrust investigations, follow-on and stand-alone damages claims, and merger transactions. She possesses extensive litigation experience in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and, at European level, before the General Court and Court of Justice. Her background in cartel investigations and defending cartel damages claims, and her appreciation of the procedural as well as substantive law relevant to cartel damages claims, means Anna stands out as an excellent tactician among the claimant bench.

Tom Bolster

Tom is a competition disputes specialist who represents clients in several competition law claims and was one of the lead lawyers in the air cargo claims in the High Court, and now in the trucks litigation in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), two of the largest competition damages action brought in Europe to date. Tom has acted for several leading automotive manufacturers in pursuing damages claims relating to many auto-part cartels. He also represented several of the major European railway companies in their claim relating to the carbon graphite cartel and acted for claimants in connection with the methionine, feed phosphates and industrial bags cartels.

Luke Streatfeild

Luke is a competition disputes specialist who has acted on some of the largest and most complex competition litigation matters in recent years, including bringing and defending major collective proceedings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and advising a group of leading financial institutions in relation to the litigation and settlement of multi-party actions in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. He has extensive knowledge of the collective proceedings regime under the Consumer Rights Act and is part of the Hausfeld team representing Justin Gutmann in bringing the first ever standalone claim under this regime.

Catharina Tauson-Denysiak

Catharina Tauson-Denysiak is responsible for Distribution and Competition Law for Renault globally, based in Paris. Catharina and her team advice Renault and its alliance members (Nissan & MMC) on all aspects of antitrust law and distribution related topics, including distribution strategies, e-commerce, merger control, compliance, cartel, abuse of dominance and private enforcement.

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