Attack of the class action!

15 November 2018, Hamburg

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About the Conference

On the 15th November 2018, the 8th Autumn Conference of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (Bucerius CLP) will take place on the campus of the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.

Now in its eighth year, the conference attracts around 270 delegates and is a key driving force and cornerstone of the legal services market. It serves as a forum for partners and managers from top commercial law firms to meet with in-house counsel from large companies to share ideas and experiences.

Each year the Bucerius CLP sets the benchmark with new ideas and brings together well-known participants and speakers from Germany, England and the USA.

On the evening before the conference there will be a Get-Together at the Übersee-Club in Hamburg, with a keynote speech and an opportunity for networking.





Attack of the class action!
New challenges for companies and their legal advisers

Digitalisation made it possible! The finance, health, tobacco and food industries have already encountered the first wave of class actions. The automobile industry is currently in the midst of high profile class actions and more industries are sure to follow. Thanks to legal technology, extensive class actions, especially in the capital market and consumer sectors, are on the rise. This fast growing area is representative of the fundamental changes in the legal market and affects the way legal departments work with external counsel.

Suddenly the focus has changed:

  • Previously unknown market participants are making an impact with an innovative approach to clients
  • Legal technology has become a question of survival - for everyone
  • Legal departments face huge challenges and law firms must take on new roles
  • Litigation finance and debt collection companies are coming onto the scene
  • German politics play an important role, and the establishment of class actions procedures are under discussion


The Autumn Conference of the Bucerius CLP is regarded as having its finger on the pulse of the legal market. Meet the key players from companies, institutions and law firms, as well as alternative legal service providers (start-ups as well as established providers of technology solutions) at the 8th Autumn Conference.

Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession

The Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession prepares analyses on issues concerning the management and leadership of corporate legal firms and legal departments and conducts research projects on the development of the legal market and the regulatory environment.

The findings are presented in the form of meetings and conferences and feed into the consulting services offer for business firms and legal departments. The work of Bucerius CLP is supported by an advisory board composed of researchers and practitioners who contribute their broad expertise to the different programs and projects.

Bucerius CLP was founded at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and inaugurated in October 2010 under the auspices of Bucerius Education GmbH.


Click here to access the website of Bucerius CLP

The group of participants of the fall conference

For eight years, the conference drawing approximately 270 participants has been a catalyst and important component of the legal services market.

The participants are composed of three main groups:

  • representatives of law firms
  • representatives of businesses
  • representatives of alternative suppliers