Madrid Competition Litigation Seminar 2024

MCLS24 - CONCLUSIONS

The fifth edition of the Madrid Competition Litigation Seminar took place on 6th and 7th May 2024 at the San Pablo CEU University Madrid campus, organized by Hitchings & Co., under the direction of the MCLS Steering Committee, in collaboration with the San Pablo CEU and with sponsorship by Compass Lexecon and Burford Capital. The seminar was attended by 140 delegates from 12 European countries , including judges, regulators, academics, experts, funders, in-house counsel and private practitioners specialized in antitrust litigation.

MCLS24 has provided a valuable opportunity to consider and address key institutional, procedural and substantive challenges in antitrust private enforcement, in particular in an era of mass litigation and collective actions. We wish to thankall the participants and speakers for their invaluable contributions.

The key conclusions from MCLS24 can be summarised as follows: 

Civil procedure and EU law

Jurisdiction and court specialization

Case management and party cooperation

Transparency and open justice 

Litigation funding

Quantification of collective harm

Relationship between NCA decisions and private litigation

Digital markets litigation