Building effective markets – the role of an integrated legal system

29 - 30 Jan 2013

Organised by: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University

Agenda

Day 1

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

10:30

Welcome coffee and registration

11:00

Re/insurance: creating economic value and stability for society in a rapidly changing world
Jayne Plunkett, Member of Group Management Board, Head Casualty Reinsurance Division, Swiss Re

11:15

Opening keynote
Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament

 

11:45

 

12:00



12:30

Setting the stage

Lessons learnt and problems to avoid: a business perspective
Renata Jungo Brüngger, Chefsyndika Daimler AG, Stuttgart

Designing a holistic balanced legal system
Christopher Hodges, Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

The origins and roles of class action laws across the world: what types of problem do they deal with, and what safeguards do they have?
Rebecca Money-Kyrle, Post-doctoral Researcher, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

13:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:40

 

Mechanisms for resolving mass problems: class actions, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and regulation

Chair: Arundel McDougall, CEO, European Justice Forum, Brussels

Germany: The KapMuG story: failure of the Deutsche Telekom collective action Axel Halfmeier, Professor of Civil Law, Comparative Law and International Private and Procedural Law, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Spain: The limited impact of class actions and the impact of regulators
Alejandro Ferreres Comella, Attorney, Uria Menendez

Sweden: The limited impact of class actions, the extensive use of the ARN and ADR system
Andreas Joersjö, Hammarskjöld & Co.

Poland: Lack of transparency in judgments, and lack of confidence in judges and the limited impact of the Class Action Act
Magdalena Tulibacka, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Questions & discussion

16:10

Coffee break

16:40 - 18:00

Chair: Arundel McDougall, CEO, European Justice Forum, Brussels

The Netherlands: The settlement approach: the Geschillencommissie system and the Class Action Settlement Act
Ianika Tzankova, Professor, Tilburg University

Belgium: Mass compensation in criminal proceedings and the Belmed consumer ADR
Stefaan Voet, Research and Teaching Assistant, Ghent University

UK: The limited impact of group actions, use of case management, and shift towards self-regulation and regulatory solutions
Christopher Hodges, Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Questions & discussion

18:30

Wrap up day one
Christopher Hodges, Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

19:00

Apéro

19:30

Dinner
Dinner keynote by Prof. Burkhard Hess, Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

Day 2

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

08:30

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30

 


09:00 - 09:50


09:50

 

 



The Danish regulatory system and the use of soft and hard law in the enforcement of consumer protection legislation
Henrik Øe, Danish Consumer Ombudsman, Copenhagen: How to achieve compliance

Compliance in Health & Safety
Mark Tyler, Salutaris Legal Services Ltd., Reading UK

 Panel Discussion

  • David Thomas, Chairman, International Network of Financial Ombudsman; Lead Ombudsman (Strategy), Financial Ombudsman Service, UK
  • Francis Frizon, Médiateur de la Fédération Française des Sociétés d’Assurances
  • Britta Ahnmé Kågerman, Chair, Swedish ARN
  • Lewis Shand Smith, Chief Ombudsman, Ombudsman Services, UK
11:00

Questions & Discussion

11:15

Coffee break

11:45

Implications & solutions

Panel discussion: solutions for business

Chair: Anders Stenlund, Director, Legal Affairs, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Panellists:

  • Lorenz Ködderitsch, Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
  • Anke Sessler, Chief Counsel Litigation, Siemens AG
  • Kaarli Eichhorn, Senior Counsel, European Competition Law, Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Company

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Panel discussion: implications for insurance and reinsurance

Chair: Rick Perdian, Senior Business Development Manager, Swiss Re

Panellists:

  • Robert W. Hammesfahr, Executive Claims Counsel, Swiss Re
  • Leonard Böhmer, Partner, CMS Derks Star Busmann
  • Ken Oliphant, Director, Institute for European Tort Law (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Vice-Director of ECTIL
  • Sebastian Stolzke, Zurich Insurance Group
  • Wolfgang Winter, Allianz SE

15:00

Coffee break

15:30














16:30

Conclusions: What are the best techniques and combination of techniques, to deliver clear rules, optimal compliance and rectification of imbalances?

Panel discussion

Chair: Christopher Hodges, Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Panellists:

  • Stephen Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Lorenz Ködderitzsch, Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, and Chairman, European Justice Forum
  • Jacqueline Minor, Director for Consumer Affairs, European Commission

General discussion & chair’s wrap up: a fresh perspective on the legal system in the EU market

17:00

End of conference & apéro

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