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Class actions

More than ever, businesses are facing potential class actions. They are frequently used in securities litigation, and also increasingly in collective disputes concerning climate change, and data and privacy law. A class action can have a substantial impact on your business operations, financial position and reputation. The best way to safeguard your business interests is a sound class action strategy.


Comprehensive strategy

Our team has ample experience in defining comprehensive class action strategies. By closely monitoring all relevant media, we anticipate any potential class actions. In the event of an actual class action, we will deep dive into the claims and facts, and guide you through a number of possible scenarios. From settlement in an early stage to pursuing litigation, you can count on our experts to take your business interests to heart.

Four home markets in Europe

In absence of an overall EU regulation on general collective redress, you may have to deal with several jurisdictions in Europe. As an independent firm based in our four home markets (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland) we are firmly anchored in continental Europe. Our offices in the main financial centres around the world allow us to stay in close contact with other globally operating law firms.

Team & work highlights

With over twenty experts focussing on class actions, we have got all areas covered, from securities litigation, and data and privacy law, to antitrust infringements. We are currently representing Facebook and Ryanair in Belgian class actions, and a defendant in the Dutch class action related to the LIBOR case, and a group of investors in the Dutch Steinhoff class action.

Article - 16 June 2020 - Netherlands

Class actions for breaches of the GDPR

Since the GDPR entered into force, there has been ample attention for regulatory enforcement and high fines.
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News - 05 December 2019 - Global

Two decrees relating to new legislation on collective action

Act on Collective Damages in Class Actions and Class Action Register in effect as of 1 January 2020.
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News - 20 March 2019 - Global

Class action for damages in the Netherlands

In March 2019 the Act on collective damages in class actions (WAMCA) was adopted, making it easier to litigate mass damages through the Dutch courts.
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