European Securities Litigation, the Conference

The alternative name for this post could’ve been “Does exactly what it says on the tin”. (hint) If you’re not familiar with that phrase, translate that to the more straightforward “What you see is what you get”. (explained or watch) For the three events listed below are literally named after their respective programme contents.

Securities Docket hosted its first webcast Tuesday, entitled 2008 Year in Review - Securities Litigation and Enforcement. (details; via BrightTALK, registration required) It’s free to play from the archive.

Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check LLP’s fourth annual Rights & Responsibilities of Institutional Investors conference is forthcoming. It will be held on 12 March in Amsterdam at the Renaissance Hotel. (details) This year’s keynote speaker is former US Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

The Ronseal prize however goes to the Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc’s inaugural European Securities Litigation Conference. (Main sponsor: Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP) It takes place on 30 and 31 March in London at the Radisson Edwardian Marlborough. (details, programme)

This conference boasts a number of familiar speakers as well as interesting new ones and covers a wide spectrum of topics, all related to European securities litigation. An outlook on 2009 and the coming ‘wave of actions’, an update on litigation funding, perspectives from regulators and in-house counsel, a discussion of hedge funds’ roles in collective actions and dealing with the difficulties of (lack of) discovery are all in there, as is the big one: ‘how will trustee obligations propel pension funds into securities litigation cases?’

Change of venue: European Securities Litigation Conference has changed its venue to the Radisson Edwardian Mayfair.

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