Commercial litigation expert speaks at international conference in Paris

Stevens & Bolton LLP commercial litigation partner, Kate Matthews recently spoke at the American Bar Association International Section Fall Meeting held in Paris.

More than 850 attorneys and industry professionals from nearly 60 countries attended the event, which featured a number of presentations, talks and workshops on the most cutting-edge issues in international law.

Kate was the program chair and moderator for a session titled 'Who Pays for Litigation? – Cross-Border Differences in Funding' which examined the impact of the funding of legal costs across a number of jurisdictions, comparing the rules and ethics relating to funding in different civil law and common law jurisdictions.

Kate also spoke in a session titled 'Class Actions: Will Emerging Concepts in U.S. Class Actions Find Their Way into European Judicial Systems and What Might the U.S. Learn from Europe?' which discussed how class actions are developing in Europe and the U.S and whether these developments will or should be shared.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world with more than 400,000 members. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
 

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