Asian Academy of International Law
23 September 2022


International Competition Law (III)
Litigating Private Competition Claims: Key Lessons from Recent Developments

Asian Academy of International Law,
Des Voeux Chambers,
International League of Competition Law (Hong Kong Chapter)

Under the competition law regimes across different continents from Hong Kong to the UK and the Europe, the private competition litigation arena is gaining particular prominence, as evidenced by the rapidly mounting claims for damages and/or remedies arising from anti-competitive practices encompassing an array of industries. At the final edition of this webinar series moderated by Mr Jindrich Kloub, eminent speakers approached this topic from various perspectives based on their in-depth knowledge and extensive experience, presenting the audiences with an illuminating and practical overview. With reference to the positions and leading precedents of different jurisdictions, Ms Catrina Lam concentrated on the proof of competition law infringements, the protection of confidentiality in the proceedings, and the arbitrability of competition law disputes; while Mr Christopher Vajda KC unravelled the issues relating to private follow-on damage claims, class actions and collective proceedings order, as well as third-party funding for claims that could involve millions of consumers and billions of dollars of compensation.

What attendees say

• It was really succinct, interesting and informative!
• It was a good comparison and explanation of the rules under different systems.
• The webinar met my expectations, only wishing it were longer and could cover more cases!
• It was a good overview of follow-on damage claims and how competition claims were litigated in Hong Kong and the UK.