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Programme Joint Conference

of the Pharmaceutical, Product Liability & Mass Torts and the RTA SIG’s

Lisbon, Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2024

Hotel Dom Pedro
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco, 24
1070-109 Lisbon

With the kind support of

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Welcome drinks

20:00 – 22:30

Welcome Drinks Reception


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Kindly sponsored by:

Thursday 6 June 2024

Day 1 Product Liability, Pharmaceutical & Mass Torts (5.5 CPD Points)

Mark Harvey

Chair: Mark Harvey
Product Liability, Pharmaceutical & Mass Torts SIG Chair –
Hugh James, England & Wales

08:45-09:15

Registration and coffee

09:15-09:30

Opening remarks

  • Mark Harvey – Chair Product Liability, Pharmaceutical & Mass Torts SIG – Hugh James, England & Wales
  • Ana Romero Porro – President of PEOPIL, Spain

09:30-11:00

CPAP Litigation around the World

Speakers:

  • Stefano Bertone – Ambrosio & Commodo Studio Legale Associato, Italy
  • tbc, Netherlands
  • Louis Sokolov – Sotos Class Actions, Canada

11:00-11:30

Refreshment Break

11:30-13:00

Secondary victims in a product liability air crash case

Speakers:

  • Silina Pavlakis – Pavlakis-Moschos & Associates, Greece 
  • Max Archer – 12KBW, England

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:15

The future of the EU Product Liability and AI regime

Speakers:

15:15-15:45

Refreshment break 

15:45-16:45

Mass torts/Representative actions
(with reference to Epilim in France and other EU countries and to collective actions in England and Wales, Portugal and the EU) 

Speakers:

  • Solenn Le Tutour – Le Tutour Avocats, France
  • Nuno A. Pires Salpico – University of Lisbon-School of Law, Portugal
  • Sarah Prager KC – Deka Chambers, England

16:45 – 17.00

Closing remarks

Ana Romero Porro, President of PEOPIL and
Mark Harvey, Chair Product Liabiilty, Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts SIG

19:30

Drinks and dinner at tbc

Friday 7 June 2024

Day 2 Road Traffic Accidents & Whiplash (5.5 CPD Points)

katherine allen

Chair:
Katherine Allen – RTA & Whiplash SIG Chair – Hugh James, England

09:00 – 09.30

Registration

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:

09:40 -10:20

MID: Fifty Years On!

Speaker:

10:20 -11:00

Collaboration on road traffic collision cases between Lawyers and Insurers in Different Jurisdictions

Speakers:

11:00 -11:30

Refreshments

11:30 -13:00

Panel discussion:

How do Different Jurisdictions Treat Claims Involving Subtle Brain Injury?

Chair:

  • Ian Denham – Secretary of the RTA & Whiplash SIG – Outer Temple, England

Speakers:

13:00 -14:00

Lunch

14:30 -15:10

Topic tbc
 

Speaker:

  • tbc

15:10 -15:40

Refreshment break

15:40 -16:15

Working towards resilience – a career-long pursuit!

Speaker:

  • Katherine Allen – Hugh James, England

16:15 -16:45

 The Return of the RTA Quiz

Quiz Master:

  • Ian Denham – Secretary of the RTA & Whiplash SIG – Outer Temple, England

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks by Ana Romero & Katherine Allen