Class & Group Actions in 2021
Developments and Trends in Collective Actions
The cross-border reach of corporate activities creates significant risk exposure for businesses operating internationally. With collective redress/class actions gaining momentum on a global basis, and a new harmonized model for representative action in EU member states, multinational corporations need to be more aware than ever of the ways aggrieved parties might seek compensation on a collective basis on an international scale.
Our disputes teams have the breadth of expertise and the resources to help guide clients through the risks and opportunities of collective actions, and to equip them to respond to any action effectively. We have substantial experience in collective redress mechanisms throughout the US, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, including class actions, group actions, representative actions, derivative actions and test cases, as well as collective ADR.
Law reform initiative
As the number and type of climate-related claims against companies, governments and individuals increase worldwide, pressure is mounting on businesses to ramp up action.
The significant build-up of class action knowhow among claimants, litigators and litigation funders is creating a litigation culture in the UK that is closer to the US than it has ever been.