ABA Section of International Law 2018 Annual Conference

Caroline Abela
4/17/2018 - 4/21/2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New York City, NY

WeirFoulds Partner Nikforos Iatrou will be Panel Chair and Moderator for a competition litigation panel at the ABA Section of International Law 2018 Annual Conference.

Niki's panel, "Riding Two Horses to the Finish Line? Contrasting the Regimes for Collective Damages for Competition Litigation Claims in Europe and North America", will be held on April 19 at 2:30 p.m.

In an era where anti-competitive conduct crosses borders and has effects in multiple jurisdictions, this panel will compare and contrast the avenues for private redress in Europe and North America for competition litigation claims.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How have collective damages claims developed in Europe and how does that experience compare to the U.S.?;
  • What sorts of damage awards are available? For example, can indirect purchasers recover for their losses? What about so-called "umbrella claims"?;
  • How will Brexit influence a claimant's choice of jurisdiction?; (iv) Which jurisdictions might benefit most from the Damages Directive?;
  • What procedural challenges and opportunities arise both for claimants and defendants embroiled in parallel proceedings? How can proceedings in one region be used to gain an advantage in the other?; and 
  • What are the main pitfalls in class certification in antitrust class actions?

WeirFoulds Partner Caroline Abela will be speaking on the "International Transfers: Lessons to be Learned from Family Owned Enterprises in Transition" panel that is being held on April 20 at 9:00 a.m. 

Aging business owners whose biggest part of their family fortune is the family business often wish to see an orderly intergenerational transfer of those businesses. However, such transfers face a myriad of issues requiring significant care and planning. This diverse panel of lawyers with specific expertise will detail the problems and solutions facing such clients: how to integrate (or squeeze out) children; how to work through the structures and cultural differences impacting every cross-border family business; what to do about untimely divorces (theirs and their children's); how to assure the validity of marital agreements, wills, trusts and foundations; and how to manage the tax aspects and impacts of any transfer solution chosen (e.g., sale of shares).

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***Please note: This is not a WeirFoulds event. If you have any questions please contact the ABA Section of International Law.

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