European Circuit Annual Conference
Madrid (7-8 October 2005)
6 CPD hours are available for this programme
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VISIT – THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2005
CONFERENCE AT THE ILLUSTRE COLLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE MADRID PREMISES – FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2005
The theme of this year’s conference is cross-border tort liability. This is a fast changing field. From being predominantly a field of national competence, the globalisation of the corporate world has led to increasing convergence of regulatory regimes in finance, competition, mergers and the environment. Criminal sanctions are becoming more common and are required by recent EU directives in the field of the environment. Arising from the regulatory regime are damages claims, frequently mounted on behalf of a class of claimants. The legal rules applicable to damages claims are still in large part to be worked out. No longer can tort law be considered of national interest only. Clear and transparent rules on the substance, the applicable law and the relevant jurisdiction are needed. Pending such rules, we will be examining the advantages and disadvantages of the various fora open to claimants.
TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH TO SPANISH WILL BE PROVIDED