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Conference “Disclosure in Antitrust Damages Actions in Europe” in November

 On 3rd November 2023, the University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, together with the The European Circle for Competition Damages and the Austrian Society for European Law (ÖGER) will host a one-day conference on the topic: “Disclosure in Antitrust Damages Actions in Europe”.

Access to evidence has been marked as the key issue in antitrust damages actions in the 2014 EU Damages Directive. Roughly ten years after the Damages Directive and a first wave of cases on national level, this conference looks at the implementation of the disclosure rules throughout Europe. On the panels, we will discuss pressing issues, such as the CJEU case law, perspectives of national courts (Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and UK), cooperation with competition authorities, confidentiality arrangements, disclosure and economic evidence proceedings, cost of disclosure, and much more.

Invited speakers include: Georg Kodek (OGH/WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vivien Terrien (Court of Justice of the European Union), Burkhard Hess (University of Vienna), Verena Strasser (Bundeskartellanwalt-Stellvertreterin), Sarah Milde (Hengeler Mueller), Florian Neumayr (bpv Huegel), Petra Leupold (Verein für Konsumenteninformation), Peter Gussone (GQL), Julia Suderow (Suderow Fernández Abogadas), Joost Möhlmann (Van Benthem & Keulen), Miguel Sousa Ferro (Milberg Sousa Ferro), Clemens​ Kerle (CMS), Ben Lasserson (Mishcon de Reya LLP), Martin Seegers (CDC Cartel Damage Claims), Martin Gassler (Wolf Theiss), and Lena Hornkohl (University of Vienna).

The conference will take place at the University of Vienna, Alte Kapelle from 9.00 – 17.00 and is free of charge. A program and possibility for registration will follow in the fall.

More information is available here.

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