Introducing Class Actions in Europe: A Comparative Law and Economics Perspective

January, 26-27 2007

Palazzo Borsalino
via Cavour, 84

Organizing committee

Alberto Cassone, Carla Marchese and Giovanni B. Ramello
Department of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS, UniversitÓ del Piemonte Orientale

Ugo Mattei
UniversitÓ di Torino and University of California, Hastings

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Some pictures from the meeting


With the support of

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Provincia di Alessandria
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Comune di Alessandria

Program - January 26

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Welcome address

Paolo Garbarino
Magnifico Rettore, Università del Piemonte Orientale

Carla Marchese
Director, Department of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS

Opening Session

Alberto Cassone
Università del Piemonte Orientale, Chair

Class Actions in the US Experience: the Legal Perspective
Guido Calabresi
Court of Appeal, Second Circuit US and Yale University

Class Actions in the US Experience: the Economic Perspective
Frederic M. Scherer
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Session I
Insights of the Current European Debate: Origins and Perspectives

Alain Marciano
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Chair

Product Liability in the European Union: Compensation and Deterrence Issues
Alberto Cavaliere
Università di Pavia

First Steps through an Italian Model of Group Action for Consumer Redress
Paolo Martinello
President, Altroconsumo

Afternoon Session II
Class Action and Market Regulation

Antonio Nicita
Università di Sienna, Chair

Class Actions as a Remedy for Market Failure
Jürgen Backhaus
Erfurt Universitat

Class Actions in Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law: the Commision Green Paper
Francesco Denozza and Luca Toffoletti
Università di Milano

Program - January 27

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Morning Session
Class Action and Markets

Francesco Silva
Università di Milano, Chair

Class Action: Private Provision of Club and Public Goods
Alberto Cassone and Giovanni B. Ramello
Università del Piemonte Orientale

Class Action Finance and Legal Expense Insurance
Jürgen Backhaus
Erfurt Universitat

The Enforcement or Director's Passivity Duty in Take-over Law
Fernando Gomez
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Maribel Saez
Universidad Autònoma de Madrid

Introducing Class Action in Europe: comments and legal insights

Michele Taruffo
Università di Pavia

Joerg Luther
Università del Piemonte Orientale

Concluding Remarks

Ugo Mattei
Università di Torino and University of California, Hastings

13.30 Lunch