Brussels Conference on Cross Border Class Actions

On Friday 27 April 2012, an international symposium will be held in Brussels on “Cross-Border Class Actions: The European Way”. The symposium is part of an inter-university research project on judicial cooperation in regulatory matters and consumer protection. The event will be held at the Stanhope hotel, within a walking distance from the European Commission headquarters. Full details and registration form can be found online. The programme is as follows: 9:00- 9:15: Welcome Speech Andrée Puttemans, Dean of the Law Faculty of Université Libre de Bruxelles Introduction to the conference Arnaud Nuyts, Université Libre de Bruxelles Part I – Aggregate Litigation as a New Regulatory Technique Chair: George Arestis, Judge, European Court of Justice 9:15- 9:40: A Model Typology of Class Actions Michael Karayanni, Hebrew University  9:40- 10:20: Introducing a EU Regime for Collective Redress Litigation – The State of Play
  • Maciej Szpunar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PL), University of Silesia,
  • Lukasz Gorywoda, Université Libre de Bruxelles
 10:20-10:45: Collective Redress in the Post-Regulatory State Horatia Muir Watt, Science-Po Paris   Part II – EU Cross-Border Collective Redress Litigation Chair: Alexander Layton QC, 20 Essex Street, London 11:25-11:50: Collective Redress and the Brussels I Jurisdictional Model Burkhard Hess, University of Heidelberg 11:50-12:15: The Consolidation of Collective Claims under Brussels I Arnaud Nuyts, Université Libre de Bruxelles 12:15-12:40: Recognition, Enforcement and Collective Judgments Richard Fentiman, University of Cambridge   Luch time: Keynote Speech Salla Saastamoinen, European Commission   14:10-14:50: The Worldwide Reach of US Class Actions
  • Ralf Michaels, Duke University
  • Louise Ellen Teitz, Roger Williams University, Hague Conference
14:50-15:10: Collective Redress and Arbitration Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Catholic University of Milano   Part III – Cross-Border Collective Redress in Specific Fields Chair: Hakim Boularbah, Université Libre de Bruxelles 15:30-16:10: Collective Redress and Competition Policy
  • Michael Hellner, University of Stockholm
  • Lia Athanassiou, University of Athens
16:10-16:50: Collective Redress and Consumer Protection
  • Cristina González Beilfuss, University of Barcelona
  • Malgorzata Posnow, Université Libre de Bruxelles
16:50-17:30: Collective Redress and Financial Markets
  • Anna Gardella, Catholic University of Milano
  • Charalambos Savvides, University of Cyprus
18:00: Conclusions – Collective Redress and Global Governance Nikitas Hatzimihail, University of Cyprus,

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