Class actions Hub

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.

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Insights on the rise of class actions in the United Kingdom
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Legal 500's In-House Lawyer Magazine Autumn - Commercial Litigation Focus (Germany)
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The International Comparative Legal Guide Class and Group Actions 2022
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UK Supreme Court dismisses data protection class action claim
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New Italian Class Action Rules Enter Into Force on May 19, 2021
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The new EU representative action from a German perspective – not a sudden, but a gradual revolution
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Merricks v Mastercard: will US-style class actions become the norm?
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Class & Group Actions in 2021

Developments and Trends in Collective Actions

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US Securities Class Actions: A Guide to the Initial Stages
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Analysis: Lamictal highlights increased class action scrutiny in pharma cases
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A Myth Debunked: Class Actions Truly are a Threat to Global Businesses
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One step closer to group actions (collective redress) in the EU
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Stock Market Class Action: New protection system of minority shareholders on takeovers in breach of the Securities Market Law

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Decisive step toward a European collective redress mechanism such as group or class actions
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Climate change litigation: A new class of action

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.

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Toward a European approach to collective redress such as group or class action?
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American import? The growth of securities and class action litigation in the UK

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.