Co-Head of Competition Litigation, Kenny Henderson chaired a panel at CDR Magazine’s annual competition litigation symposium, covering the topic of expert evidence in multinational class action proceedings.
The London-based event was attended by leading practitioners in competition law including clients, private practitioners, economists and regulators from around the world.
Speaking alongside Kenny on the panel were some international expert witnesses, litigation funders and private practice lawyers: James Harvey, director and co-founder of Economic Insight, Francesco Rosati, partner at RBB Economics. and Todd Stenerson, partner at Shearman & Sterling.
The panel discussed the way in which expert evidence is handled and how following a series of significant judgments in 2017 such evidence is often the key determinant of success in the new competition law landscape. The panel also discussed:
- Difference in approach to quantification compared to other areas of the law
- Key issues for expert witnesses and their lawyers in UK proceedings
- Issues for experts under EU and UK law, including quantification
- Regulatory and judicial approaches to expert witnesses
“We discussed how experts approach competition litigation, what lawyers and clients can realistically expect and how to derive good value from economists.
We also discussed development of US class action proceedings and what can be learned in the UK from the US experience.
The session illustrated that competition litigators must have a firm grounding in economic principles in order to achieve best results for their clients.”
To view CDR Magazine’s write-up of the symposium, please view their article here – Under pressure as private enforcement mounts
For more information about the conference, please visit the CDR event website.
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