Dates: May 16 - 18, 2021
Location: Königstein, Germany
The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of 48 experienced European litigators who lead mass damage cases involving competition, consumer and shareholder claims (a ‘horizontal’ approach). Attendance is equally balanced between those doing defense and claimant representation.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies trends and developments in their varied jurisdictions for meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Dr. Tilman Makatsch
Head of Competition Litigation & Antitrust Economics
Deutsche Bahn AG
Under his leadership, Deutsche Bahn has become a pioneer and European leader in the private enforcement of antitrust claims. He and his team have successfully recovered around 600 Million EUR in claims for damages suffered through violations of antitrust law in 50 settlements. Prominent cases include the rail track, trucks, air freight, escalator/elevator, carbon brushes, beer and coffee cartels as well as MasterCard and VISA on interchange fees. The success of the department is, in part, based on the inter-disciplinary/international make-up of a team consisting of antitrust lawyers, litigators and competition economists.
Before Tilman Makatsch moved to Deutsche Bahn in 2008, he worked as a senior manager in the regulatory management of Deutsche Telekom for four years. Previously, he worked as an attorney in Frankfurt. Tilman Makatsch studied in Frankfurt and Leicester (UK) and completed his legal clerkship, inter alia, in Brussels and Cape Town.
Jessica has a Bachelor’s Degree from McMaster University in Art History, Criticism and Conservation. A seasoned event and marketing manager, she has executed live engagements globally in the legal, technology, financial, not-for-profit and consumer products industries for many of the world’s leading organizations. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Jessica worked in conference management, specializing in executive events for C-Suite executives, Board members and VIP clients. A fluid communicator, Jessica utilizes her leadership skills and passion for creating flawless participant experiences as a Forum Director, focusing on programs in private wealth and antitrust. A food & wine aficionado, Jessica is also accredited with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits. When she’s out of the office, Jessica enjoys hot yoga, skiing and travel.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is the premier gathering for preeminent European litigators who lead mass damage cases.
"The reason why Forum is so great and valuable is that it brings together a group of experts of several jurisdictions. The second reason is the format: no lengthy presentations but active participation and discussion by everyone. This all offers the possibility to hear and learn about things you will normally not hear at other conferences."Albert Knigge Houthoff Amsterdam, Netherlands
"The Forum provides a pan - European selection of claimant and defendant lawyers and funders whose knowledge and experience enables discussions to take place, always under Chatham House Rules, that are directly relevant to current practice."Mark Humphries Humphries Kerstetter LLP London, United Kingdom
"Great opportunity to meet the two sides of the industry and litigation funders."David Greene Partner Edwin Coe LLP London, United Kingdom
The Forum on European Collective Redress has been rescheduled to May 16 – 18, 2021, still at Falkenstein Grand, just outside Frankfurt. For further details, please see Our COVID-19 Guarantee.