Extraterritoriality and Collective Redress

Monday 15 November 2010 14:00 to 18:45


Herbert Smith London Office, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2HS


Professor Burkhard Hess, University of Heidelberg
Thomas A Dubbs, Labaton Sucharow
John Sorabji, Legal Secretary to the Master of the Rolls
Professor Rachael Mulheron, Queen Mary University of London
Adam Johnson, Partner, Herbert Smith, London
Gerard McDermott QC, Outer Temple Chambers
Professor Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law,New York University
Professor Ianika Tzankova, NautaDutilh and Tilburg University
Jonathan Sinclair, Stewarts Law
Dr Hélène van Lith, University of Rotterdam
Vincent Smith, Consultant, Hausfeld LLP
Professor Diego Corapi, University Rome I La Sapienza
Dr Francesco Quarta, University of Salento, Italy
Pierre Servan-Schreiber, Skadden Arps
Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, Director Product Liability Forum, BIICL
Dr Eva Lein, Herbert Smith Senior Research Fellow, BIICL

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.

This event is organised in conjuction with the

product liability forum

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