Thursday 30 June
9.15-10.00 Welcome and Opening
By conference moderators Prof. Dr. Ianika Tzankova (Tilburg University/Birkway, the Netherlands) and Dr. Ariel Flavian (Partner Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel)
10.00-11.15 Realities and Politics of Collective Litigation: The Importance of Being Empirical
Moderator: Prof. Deborah Hensler (Stanford Law School, USA)
Panel: Prof. Dr. Alon Klement (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Prof. Catherine Piche (Montreal University, Canada), Prof. Dr. Christoph van der Elst (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Peter Cashman (New South Wales University, Australia)
11.30-12.45 Standing in Collective Redress – Foundations as Clients
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Axel Halfmeier (Leuphana University, Germany)
Panel: Prof. Dr. Maria-Jose Azar-Baud (lawyer, board member Paris-Saclay University, France), Prof. Dr. Stefaan Voet (lawyer, Leuven University, Belgium), Quirijn Bongaerts (Partner Birkway, the Netherlands), Marco Pierani (Euroconsumers, Italy)
12.45-13.45 Lunch Break
13.45-15.15 Keynote 'Mass Claims: At the Crossroads of Law & Politics. A personal perspective' by Diana Wallis, Chair Elect of the EU Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales, Fellow Oxford University
14.15-15.30 Certification Requirements
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ianika Tzankova (Tilburg University/Birkway, the Netherlands)
Panel: Prof. Dr. Rachael Mulheron QC hon (Queen Mary University, United Kingdom), Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer (Partner CliffordChance, the Netherlands), Prof. Sam Issacharoff (New York University, USA), Maarten van Luyn (Omni Bridgeway, the Netherlands)
15.45-17.00 Follow the Money: Funding in Collective Redress
Moderator: Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic (Windsor Law School, Canada)
Panel: John Walker (Board Director Innsworth Advisors Ltd and Chairman Association of Litigation Funders of Australia), Augusta Maciuleviciute (BEUC, Belgium), Patrick Haas (Partner AKD, the Netherlands), Rosemary Ioannou (Director Legal Assets, Fortress Investment Group, United Kingdom)
17.00-18.15 Cross Border Issues (In Securities and Competition Cases)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Astrid Stadler (Konstanz University, Germany)
Panel: Jeroen Kortmann (Partner Stibbe/University of Amsterdam), Klaus Rotter (Rotter Law, Germany), Jeremy Lieberman (Partner Pomerantz, USA), Genevieve Quierin (Stephenson/Harwood London, United Kingdom)
Friday 1st July
9.00- 09.30 Keynote 'Class actions create access to Justice: But are there still missing pieces in the jigsaw?' by Prof. Dr. Ruth de Bock, Attorney-General Supreme Court of the Netherlands and University of Amsterdam
9.30-10.45 Settling Global Disputes: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Dr. Rabeea Assy (University of Haifa, Israel) and Dr. Ariel Flavian (Partner Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel)
Panel: Daniella Strik (Partner Linklaters, the Netherlands), Mary Walker QC (5 Wentworth Chambers, Australia), Dr. Till Schreiber (CDC, Belgium), Greg Coleman (Partner Milberg, USA).
11.00-16.25 Parallel sessions (see below)
16.25-16.55 Closing Remarks by Conference Moderators
Parallel sessions (updates will be made in the week of April 11)
11.15-12.30 Substantiation and Administration of Collective Redress:
the US v EU divide
Moderator: Machteld de Monchy (Partner De Brauw, the Netherlands)
Panel: Keith Thomas (Partner Stewarts Law, United Kingdom), Martijn van Maanen (Partner BarentsKrans, the Netherlands), Scott Hardy (Founder Top Class Actions, USA), Arco Krijgsman (Founder Litigio BV, the Netherlands).
13.30-14.45 Resolving Consumer Disputes
Moderator: Dr. Anna van Duin (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Panel: Prof. Vanessa Mak (Leiden University and Stichting Massaschade & Consument, the Netherlands), Alexandre Biard (BEUC, Belgium).
14.55-16.10 Calculation of Damages and Cy Pres Distribution in Collective Redress
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ruud Hermans (Radboud University Nijmegen, deputy judge The Hague Court of Appeal, the Netherlands)
Panel: Prof. Dr. Xandra Kramer (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Hal Singer (Director Econ One, USA), Tom Moore (Angeion, USA), Christine Azar (Managing Director Ankura, USA).
11.15-12.30 Product Liability
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Duncan Fairgrieve QC hon (Dauphine / BIICL, United Kingdom)
Panel: Antoinette Collignon (Partner Legaltree, the Netherlands), Sylvie Gallage-Alwis (Partner Signature Litigation, United Kingdom), Marco Bona (Partner MB.O Turin, Italy), David Kidman (Partner Simmons & Simmons, United Kingdom), Solenn Le Tutour (Lawyer, France).
13.30-14.45 Data Protection class actions
Moderator: Michael Silverleaf QC (United Kingdom)
Panel: Paulien van der Grinten (Senior Legal Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Justice & Security, the Netherlands), John Yanchunis (Partner Morgan & Morgan, USA), Loree Kovach (Vice President, Client Services, Epiq, USA), Femke Hendriks (Chair The Privacy Collective, The Netherlands).
14.55-16.10 Human Rights and Environmental Class Actions
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Aukje van Hoek (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Panel: Prof. Manuel Gomez (Florida International University, USA), Rhonson Salim (Aston University, United Kingdom), Ana Carolina Salomão Queiroz (Partner PGMBM, Brazil), Channa Samkalden (Partner Prakken d’Oliveira, the Netherlands).
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