25 September

5th Private Enforcement Conference: The current state of private enforcement in the EU and France

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Friday 25 September from 08:30 to 18:00

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Tribunal de Commerce de Paris

1 Quai de la Corse

75004 Paris France
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Program

Registration & Breakfast

08:30

Introductory Remarks

09:15

Nathalie DOSTERT | Vice President, Paris Commercial Court

Introductory Remarks - Assessment of the transposition of the Damages Directive and recent developments in the case law

09:30

Anna VERNET | Head of Unit - ECN and private enforcement, DG COMP, Brussels

Panel 1 - Overview of the recent case law in the Union

10:00

Presentation and statistical analysis of the recent case law. Overview of the recent damages litigation before administrative courts.

Aymeric DISCOURS | Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Paris
Laurent EYMARD | Founding partner, Hexagon, Bruxelles
Peter MEIER-BECK | President of the XIII. Zivilsenat, Bundesgerichtshof, Karlsruhe
Sir Peter ROTH | President, Competition Appeal Tribunal, London*
Moderator: Julie KLEIN | Professor, University of Rouen

Coffee Break

11:00

Panel 2 - Principle of practical effect and effectiveness: What is the influence of European law on Member States law ?

11:30

The European Court of justice issued two important decisions in 2019: Cogeco (C- 613/17) regarding the principle of effectiveness, and Skanska (C- 724/17) regarding the principle of practical effect. Although new cases on this issue are still pending, how can we already measure the influence of these two principles on domestic civil law and procedural law?

Küllike JÜRIMÄE | Judge - EU Court of Justice, Luxembourg
Sylvaine POILLOT-PERUZZETTO | Special counsellor, French Supreme Court, Paris
Ingeborg SIMONSSON | Judge, Patent and Market Court, Stockholm
Moderator: Rafael AMARO | Professor, University of Caen, Normandy

Lunch

12:30

Panel 3 - International jurisdiction: What conclusions can we draw from the recent developments in the case law ?

14:00

The growing international litigation raises new challenges for the interpretation of the special jurisdiction rules for liability matters and the validity of the choice of court clause, as showcased by the recent decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union and some national courts.

Olivera BOSKOVIC | Professor, University Paris Descartes
Laurence IDOT | Emeritus professor, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Giovanni PITRUZZELLA | Advocate-General, EU Court of Justice, Luxembourg
Wolfgang WURMNEST | Professor, University of d’Augsburg
Moderator: Jacqueline RIFFAULT-SILK | Honorary counsellor, French Supreme Court, Paris

Coffee Break

15:00

Panel 4 - Injury assessment, passing on…: What’s new?

15:30

Injury assessment remains a topical issue in the context of the recent case law and the Commission’s guidelines for national courts on how to estimate the share of overcharge which was passed on to the indirect purchaser published in July 2019. In addition, the Commission is currently inviting stakeholders’ comments on a draft communication to assist national courts in dealing with requests to disclose confidential information in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law.

Gildas DE MUIZON | Partner, Manager Economic Advisory, Deloitte, Paris*
Nathalie DOSTERT | Vice-president, Paris Commercial Court
Irène LUC | Vice-president, French Competition Authority, Paris*
Dominique GILLES | Counsellor, Paris Court of Appeal
Mélanie THILL-TAYARA | Partner, Dechert, Paris*
Moderator : Anne-Sophie CHONÉ | Professor, University Paris Nanterre*

How to defend oneself ? How to attack?

16:30

To effectively defend oneself means knowing all the tools available in the context of actions for damages. What is the role of the expert? Can we fund the actions for damages? How do the Member State overcome the lack of unification of the rules applicable to class actions? Is there a place for arbitration in the damages litigation ?

Sarah SUBREMON | Executive Director, CDC Cartel Damage Claims, Paris*

Reception

17:30

* to be confirmed

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Concurrences related articles

Opening discussion – Assessment of the transposition of the Damages Directive and recent developments in the case law

Alain Ronzano, Dommage : La Commission européenne publie ses Orientations à l’intention des juridictions nationales sur la façon d’estimer la part du surcoût répercutée sur les acheteurs indirects, 1er juillet 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 90964

Chantal Arens, Propos introductifs (Actions en réparation des pratiques anticoncurrentielles : État des lieux en France et dans l’Union - Cour d’appel de Paris, 28 mars 2019), septembre 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90897

Irène Luc, Vasil Savov, Irène LUC (Autorité de la concurrence) : Actions en réparation des pratiques anticoncurrentielles - Etats des lieux en France et dans l’Union, mai 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89861

Frédéric Buy, Préjudice : La Cour d’appel de Paris publie sur son site une fiche méthodologique sur la réparation du préjudice résultant de la rupture brutale des relations commerciales (Réparation du préjudice économique), 14 février 2018, Revue Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 85848, p. 116

Rafael P. Amaro, Transposition de la directive Dommages en France : Regards sur le nouveau titre VIII du livre IV du Code de commerce, mai 2017, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 84026, pp.70-81

Les actions privées en réparation du dommage concurrentiel: transposition de la directive dommages, Paris, 10 mars 2017, Séminaire Concurrences

Panel 1 – Overview of the recent case law in the Union

Muriel Chagny, Actions privées : Le Tribunal de commerce de Paris juge prescrite une action en dommages et intérêts consécutive à des pratiques anticoncurrentielles (CNAMTS / Sanofi), 1er octobre 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92847

Muriel Chagny, Indemnisation : Le Tribunal de grande instance de Rennes, le Tribunal de commerce de Paris et la Cour administrative d’appel de Paris accueillent favorablement des actions indemnitaires exercées après la condamnation d’ententes par la Commission européenne et l’Autorité de la concurrence (Carrefour / Johnson & Johnson), 23 septembre 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92145

Alexandre Lacresse, Barbara Monti, Actions privées : La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne reconnaît à la victime indirecte d’une entente le droit de saisir les juridictions de son domicile même en l’absence de relations contractuelles avec l’entreprise défenderesse (Tibor-Trans), 29 juillet 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92314, pp. 158-159

Panel 2: Principle of practical effect and effectiveness: What is the influence of European law on Member States law ?

Alain Ronzano, Continuité économique : La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne étend l’application de la notion d’entreprise et du principe de continuité économique aux actions privées en réparation (Vantaan kaupunki / Skanska Industrial Solutions), 14 mars 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89811

Alain Ronzano, Action privée : L’avocat général Kokott rend ses conclusions dans une affaire portugaise où est invoquée pour la première fois l’application de la directive Dommages (Cogeco / Sport TV Portugal), 17 janvier 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89664

Jens-Uwe Franck, Frank Kroes, Marcella Negri, Catherine Prieto, Florian Wagner-von Papp, Binding effect of decisions of national authorities (Implementation of the EU Damages Directive into Member State law - Würzburg, May 5, 2017), September 2017, Concurrences Review N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84674

Panel 3: International jurisdiction and choice of court clause: What conclusions can we can draw from the recent developments in the case law ?

Rafael P. Amaro, Le contentieux de la réparation des pratiques anticoncurrentielles (sept. 2018 – juin 2019), septembre 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91222, pp. 230-246

Frédéric Leclerc, Contrat commercial : La Cour de Justice de l’Union s’exprime concernant la juridiction devant laquelle un concessionnaire évincé peut porter son action en indemnisation lorsque le réseau de distribution s’étend sur plusieurs États membres (Lusavouga), 8 mars 2018, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86793

Laurence Idot, The international aspects of private enforcement after the Directive 2014/104/EU: Gaps in the EU system and competition between national laws?, May 2017, Concurrences Review N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83833

Panel 4: Injury assessment, passing on…: What’s new?

Tobias Binz, Pierre Fleckinger, Christian Jaag, Constance Monnier-Schlumberger, Passing on of cartel overcharges: Why is it so difficult to formulate robust predictions?, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92107, pp. 50-58

Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Évaluation du préjudice : La Commission européenne publie ses “Orientations à l’intention des juridictions nationales sur la façon d’estimer la part du surcoût répercutée sur les acheteurs indirects", 9 août 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92208, p. 90

Valérie Durand, Évaluation du préjudice : La Cour de cassation se prononce sur l’évaluation du préjudice économique en excluant les frais évités (RPM Compagny / Texto France), 23 janvier 2019, Revue Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90315, pp. 103-104

Stéphane Rodrigues, The Passing-on Problem in Damages and Restitution under EU Law, Magnus STRAND, février 2018, Revue Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86114, p. 246

Previous edition attendees

Agencies: DGCCRF, NCT, Tribunal de commerce de Paris, Audiencia Nacional, Autorité de la concurrence, CCPMF, CNDA, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Cour d’appel de Milan, Cour d’Appel de Paris, Cour de cassation, MAP, Ministère Enseignement Supérieur, OCDE, ACPR

Corporations: EDF, Axa, Canal+ International, Bouygues Telecom, Thales, Alcon, Allianz, Antalis, Aptiv Services, Atos, Bouygues Construction, Cartel Damage Claims, CIDS, CIT, Colas, Colbert Conseil, CORA, DELSEY, Direct Energie, Engie, Essilor, Fret SNCF, GRF, Groupe Casino, ITM Entreprises, L’Oréal, La Poste, Orange, SFR, SNCF Mobilités, Société générale, Umih, BNP Paribas

Law firms: BDGS Associés, Cabinet Medjnah, Scetbon Avocat, Fourgoux Djavadi & Associés, Intuity Legal, Jeantet, UGGC Avocats, Magenta, Deprez Guignot associés, 3Dtic, Alerion, Allen & Overy, Aramis, Ashurst, AyacheSalama, Baldon Avocats, Baraduc Duhamel Rameix, BCTG Avocats, Bird & Bird, Borrel Avocats, Bredin Prat, Cabinet Bernigard, Cabinet Charpentier, Cabinet Sélinsky, Carlara, Claude & Sarkozy, Cleary Gottlieb, Clifford Chance, Coutrelis & Associés, Crowell & Moring, De Gaulle Fleurance, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Dechert, Delcade Avocats & Solicitors, Dethomas Peltier Juvigny, DLA Piper, DPJA, DVMB, EY, Fidal, Franklin, Fréget & Associés, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frieh Associés, Gide, Grall & Associés, Gueguen Avocats, Hausfeld & Co, HERALD, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Jeantet, Jones day, Latham & Watkins, Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats, LeMore Avocat, LexCase, Linklaters, LNI Avocats, LWA, Mandel & Associés, McDermott Will & Emery, MS Dhoorah Avocat, Nataf Fajgenbaum & Associés, Nomos, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orrick, Osborne Clarke, Piwnica & Molinié, Reed Smith, Rosenberg Scamps, Signature Litigation, Simmons & Simmons, Temple Boyer Legal, UGGC Avocats, Vallette Viallard Avocats, Van Bael & Bellis, VIGINTI Avocats, Viguie Schmidt & Associés, Vivaldi Avocats, Vogel & Vogel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Wilhelm & Associés, Kramer Levin, White & Case

Consultancies: Eight Advisory, Sorgem Evaluation, Actarus, BARNES, Conseil Pilot, CV consulting, F.H., Wedding

Media: Editions Legislatives, Mezartio, MLex Market Insights, PaRR/Acuris, Revue Lamy

Others: Compass Lexecon, Deloitte, Exco Paris, Extent Economics, Frontier Economics, MAPP/KPMG, Minds & Hearts, OCA, Oxera, Positive Competition, RBB Economics, Collège d’Europe, FDL, Université de Lille, Université de Palerme, Université de Wurtzbourg, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris II - Panthéon Assas, Université Paris Nanterre, HEC, Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne, Université Paris Saclay, Université Paris-Dauphine, UFC Que Choisir, MEDEF

Organizers

This is the fifth edition of this conference organised by Concurrences, in partnership with the Commercial Court of Paris and the French National School of the Judiciary. The conference is free and open to all. Attendance is by registration only. No on-site registration. Seats are limited. Conference credited for the Paris Bar and the French National School of the Judiciary continuing legal education.

An official ID with photo will be requested at the entrance. It is recommended to arrive in advance (15/30 min). Photos and videos will be taken at the event; attendees agree for the organiser to use these photos, unless otherwise required.

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Tribunal de Commerce de Paris

1 Quai de la Corse

75004 Paris France