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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
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...

3 Jurisdiction—General Provisions »

Hélène van Lith
From: The Brussels I Regulation Recast
Edited By: Andrew Dickinson, Eva Lein, Andrew James (Assistant Editor)
This chapter discusses Arts 4-6 of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (Recast), which represent the cornerstones of the Brussels jurisdictional regime. The function of Art 4 is twofold: first, it establishes the general rule for the territorial application of the jurisdiction chapter of the Brussels I regime and second, it establishes the general rule for jurisdiction.