Global Class Actions Symposium
The Symposium, held in London, UK, between November 13th and 14th, was a chance to gather thought leaders and practitioners to provide an update on the legitimisation of class actions across Europe alongside the latest trends and best practices.
Attending the event, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Charles Demoulin was also a key speaker on the final day of the symposium, providing an update on the legitimisation of class actions across Europe.
Panel Discussion: European Representative and Collective Actions
On Day 2 of the Global Class Actions Symposium 2023, Deminor CIO Charles Demoulin joined the pan-European panel, providing an update on the topic:
'European Representative and Collective Actions'
The European Commission has instructed all member states to legitimise class actions, but different traditions and legal systems make uniform implementation difficult.
Date & Time: Tuesday, 14th November, from 9:20 (GMT)
Location: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, Great Queen St
- Joana Neves (Managing Associate, Vieira De Almeida)
- Charles Demoulin (Chief Investment Officer, Deminor)
- Peter Davis (Co-Leader: European Antitrust & Competition, The Brattle Group)
- Tamrat Shone (Senior Consultant, Oxera)
The entire panel discussion is now available below:
About Joana Neves:
Joana is a Managing Associate with Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) Litigation & Arbitration practice. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation as well as national and international commercial arbitration across a variety of sectors notably oil & gas, telecommunications, technology, infrastructures & transport, insurance, banking and financial services.
Over the last 15 years at VdA she has been involved in complex litigation matters, including contract and financial disputes, corporate and shareholders disputes, professional liability. More recently, she has been particularly active in collective actions, consumer protection and technology disputes. Joana has acted as counsel in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings, namely under ICC, Swiss Chamber of Commerce, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Her litigation experience includes not only disputes before Portuguese courts but also advice on domestic court proceedings in African Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.
Joana has extensive training on dispute resolution including an LLM in International Business Law, with King’s College University London. She has published several works on topics related to commercial and investment arbitration as well as subjects related to data protection disputes and collective actions.
About Charles Demoulin:
Charles is a shareholder and executive director of Deminor. He is the acting Chief Investment Officer of Deminor. Deminor funds litigation for the benefit of corporations and institutional investors from across the globe recovering their economic losses caused by various types of misconduct. Typical situations include dissemination of false information, market abuse, violation of corporate, securities and anti-trust laws, breach of contract, bankruptcy or similar types of conduct.
Charles Demoulin joined Deminor in 1999. He became a partner in 2008. Prior to joining Deminor, he worked as an attorney at law with the Brussels office of Allen & Overy (formerly Loeff Claeys Verbeke) where he specialized in commercial and company law and in litigation.
Charles is a director of the European Litigation Funders Association (ELFA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes and represents the interests of professionals in the field of litigation finance in Europe.
About Peter Davis:
Peter Davis is an expert on competition damages actions, mergers and acquisitions, cartels, and market investigations. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the UK Competition Commission (CC), now a part of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Dr. Davis has provided written or oral testimony in matters before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court of England and Wales, the Directorate-General for Competition, the CMA, the CC, the Office of Fair Trading, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Competition Commission of South Africa. While serving as a Deputy Chairman of the CC, he was a member of its Council, a member of its Strategic Management Board, and the Inquiry Chairman for a variety of competition investigations including phase 2 mergers, regulatory investigations in telecoms and water, and the payment protection insurance (PPI) market inquiry.
Who’s Who Legal has listed him as a leading Competition Economist and Thought Leader, recently noting that he “is ‘top notch – a first-choice economist,’ providing skilled econometrics on cartel damages, investigations, and mergers.” A widely published author, Dr. Davis has co-authored two books: Quantitative Techniques for Competition and Antitrust Analysis (Princeton University Press) and Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law (Oxford University Press). He has also published research in numerous journals, including The Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, and the The RAND Journal of Economics.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Davis was the head of an international economics consultancy’s London office and European competition practice. He has also served on the faculty at the London School of Economics and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is a former President of the Association of Competition Economics.
About Tamrat Shone:
Tamrat is a member of Oxera’s Competition team. He has particular expertise in competition-related disputes, having advised on cases relating to damages, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, and state aid. Tamrat has extensive experience working across a variety of industries including energy, financial services, communications, transport, and retail. An experienced consultant, he has assisted in the preparation of expert testimonies presented to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, UK High Court, Canadian Competition Tribunal, and Hong Kong Competition Tribunal.
Learn more about the Global Class Actions Symposium 2023 here:
From Big Tech to banking, insurance and ESG, corporations are increasingly finding themselves in the cross-hairs of litigators, and the Class Actions Symposium provides the perfect forum for staying ahead of the game. Some of the most eminent names in the field talk strategy, funding, certification, settlement and more, with the first day of the event following the lifecycle of a claim from inception to the disbursement of damages.
In 2023 we will return to London and the grandeur of the 250-year-old Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, just moments away from the gothic splendour of the Royal Courts of Justice. The UK capital’s seamless melding of the modern and the traditional is in itself a reflection of today’s class action landscape, where modern routes to funding and technological innovation sit alongside longstanding statutes and ancient legal doctrine. We look forward to welcoming you.
The agenda has been curated to provide a cross-border overview of the major talking points in collective redress, with a particular focus on process and regulation, including the new EU Directive on Representative Actions.
Day one of the Symposium will take our audience through the lifecycle of a class action. Our speakers will share their experiences from building the class, funding, certification and case management, before moving on to the calculation and payment of damages and settlements.
On the final day, speakers will discuss and debate claims from the fields of competition, the environment, consumer protection, Big Tech, and finance and securities.
Key Facts: 40 international Speakers, +200 Law & Industry Delegates and 14 Panel Sessions
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Further Reading - Charles Demoulin Speaks at Lear Competition Festival (LCF) 2023
During the 2023 LEAR event, Charles Demoulin chaired a panel discussion, titled "Private antitrust litigation: practical and financial solutions to improve effectiveness", which took place on Tuesday, 27st September, from 16:00 - 16:45 (CET).
The discussion featured Riccardo Pennisi (Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons), Alberto Pera (Partner, Gianni & Origoni) and Carlo Scarpa, (Professor of Economics, University of Brescia).
A recording of the full session can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Written on Jan 4, 2024 by
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