17.01 Collective redress is a topical legal phenomenon. However, at a time when the volume of consumer cross-border operations is rising, therewith creating a high potential for large groups of consumers being harmed by the same or a similar illegal practice of a trader, approaches to class actions differ considerably from one national system to another. Are the answers to the typical questions in individual cross-border cases (jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition/enforcement procedures and conditions) also valid for the challenges posed by collective...
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