The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host a Conference on Extraterritoriality and Collective Redress on November 15th in London.
This event will provide a forum for the debate of latest developments in the area of international mass litigation.
The question of extraterritoriality of national legislation has been extensively discussed by the US Supreme Court in the Morrison case. The US position post Morrison shall be highlighted in comparison with the recent Dutch legislation on collective settlements. The speakers will comment on mass litigation phenomena from a global and a European position. A focus will also lie on the UK viewpoint regarding collective redress. Furthermore, the Brussels I framework and its suitability for cross-border collective claims will be covered as well as problems relating to the recognition of US class actions and of punitive damage judgments. Various experts from the US, UK, the Netherlands and other European countries will meet to discuss the status quo and the way forward from their different perspectives.
Speakers will include:
Professor Diego Corapi, University Rome I – La Sapienza
Thomas A Dubbs, Labaton Sucharow
Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, Director Product Liability Forum, BIICL
Professor Burkhard Hess, University of Heidelberg
Adam Johnson, Partner, Herbert Smith, London
Dr Eva Lein, Herbert Smith Senior Research Fellow, BIICL
Dr Hélène van Lith, University of Rotterdam
Gerard Mc Dermott QC, Outer Temple Chambers
Professor Rachael Mulheron, QM University of London
Dr Francesco Quarta, University of Salento
Pierre Servan-Schreiber, Skadden Arps, Paris.
Professor Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, NYU
Jonathan Sinclair, Stewarts Law
Vincent Smith, Visiting Fellow, BIICL
John Sorabji, Legal Secretary to the Master of the Rolls
Professor Ianika Tzankova, NautaDutilh; Tilburg University
The event will be held at Herbert Smith London Office, from 2 pm to 6:45 pm, and will be followed by a reception.
More details can be found here.