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Loyens & Loeff
What do climate change and class actions have in common? A lot is happening in the Dutch jurisdiction, and courts are getting...
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Loyens & Loeff
On 4 December 2019, two decrees relating to new legislation on collective actions were published in the Dutch State Gazette. These decrees confirm the effective date and specify the mechanics
Hogan Lovells
On 19 March 2019, the Dutch Senate finally approved legislation introducing collective damages actions in the Netherlands (the "Legislation").
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In his view, the bill lacks an analysis of why it is not always possible to bring about a collective settlement in mass damages suits.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Since the US Supreme Court’s decision in Morrison v. National Australian Bank, the international relevance of Dutch law on class action settlements has increased.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Dutch law does not provide for an "American style" class action. However, it has a mechanism that facilitates the implementation of collective settlements.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In een recente uitspraak oordeelt de Hoge Raad dat een stichting of vereniging die een collectieve actie kan instellen, de verjaring van rechtsvorderingen niet alleen kan stuiten door een procedure aanhangig te maken, maar ook door een stuitingsbrief te sturen
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Since the US Supreme Court’s decision in "Morrison v. National Australian Bank", the international relevance of Dutch law on class action settlements has increased.
BarentsKrans
The collapse of financial powerhouse Lehman Brothers in September 2008 marked the start of a financial crisis that demonstrated the true meaning of globalization.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Since the US Supreme Court’s decision in Morrison v. National Australian Bank, the international relevance of Dutch law on class action settlements has increased.
Van Bael & Bellis
An interesting judgment of the Court of Appeal (Gerechtshof) of Amsterdam of 17 January 2012 shows that Dutch courts have jurisdiction to deal with international mass claim settlements.
Lerners
Are complex, lengthy and expensive class actions an effective way of resolving global tort claims or would it be better if we skipped right to settlement negotiations and then asked the court to approve the settlement agreement?
NautaDutilh
On 17 January 2012, the Converium collective settlements were declared binding by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. As noted in our Update of 18 November 2010, in an interim ruling the Court had preliminarily assumed jurisdiction over a request to declare two international collective settlements binding in a case in which none of the potentially liable parties and only some of the potential claimants are domiciled in the Netherlands.
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