London Autumn Series 2017: American import? The growth of securities and class action litigation in the UK | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
London Autumn Series 2017: American import? The growth of securities and class action litigation in the UK

London Autumn Series 2017: American import? The growth of securities and class action litigation in the UK

A number of the biggest cases before the Commercial Court this year feature large groups of Claimants, with listed companies as defendants, the most high-profile being the RBS case. The significant "class action" know-how built up by the firms representing the claimants, taken with the widespread availability of litigation funding is leading to a litigation culture in the UK that is closer to the US than it has ever been. At present, we are a long way off from American-style class actions, but it is an area in which we anticipate increased activity. Claimant firms and the litigation funders who stand behind them are closely watching regulatory findings, criminal investigations and share price fluctuations to spot displacement events which support a claim.

Our panel will discuss

  • The recent past and the future of securities litigation in the UK, including key developments and causes of action
  • A claimant's perspective on securities litigation, including GLOs, funding and other coordination issues
  • A comparison with the state of play in the US

Speakers

  • Charles Balmain, Partner, White & Case London
  • Gregory Starner, Partner, White & Case, New York  
  • Clive Zietman, Stewarts Law
  • Rosemary Ioannou, Investment Director, Vannin Capital

Moderator
John Reynolds, Partner, White & Case London

Time and Date
Tuesday, 14 November

8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. Event begins
9:30 a.m. Event finishes

Location
White & Case, London

 

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