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Part I Collective Redress Mechanisms in a Comparative Perspective, 4 Class Actions and Class Settlements Going Global:

Ianika Tzankova, Hélène van Lith

From: Extraterritoriality and Collective Redress

Edited By: Duncan Fairgrieve, Eva Lein

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 June 2023

Class actions — Class settlements — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation
4.01 When the Netherlands introduced a general collective actions provision in 1994, it was among the first European countries to put such a system in place. Since its introduction, the collective action mechanism has increasingly been used in a wide variety of cases. Despite its relative success, the international interest in the Dutch system of collective redress was virtually non-existent until recently. This changed with the introduction of the Dutch Act on Collective Settlements (WCAM) in 2005. The Netherlands is the only European country to date where a...
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