Spanish government unveils comprehensive class action bill

Spain’s Ministry of Justice has recently published a Draft Bill on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, which will transpose the EU Collective Redress Directive. The Draft Bill goes beyond introducing changes that were strictly necessary to comply with the requirements of the Directive including, significantly, by allowing parties to … Read more

Article published – Massive overdisclosure: bucking the trend

A recent High Court decision has gone against the trend of more than two decades of disclosure reform, in which the aim has generally been to reduce the costs of disclosure by trying to limit the amount of documentation reviewed and disclosed. In contrast, in Genius Sports Technologies Ltd v Soft Construct (Malta) Ltd [2022] … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 17: General update

In this 17th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we consider recent cases on waiver of privilege, developments relating to disclosure, judgments and enforcement, and two recent Court of Appeal decisions on limitation and settlement respectively. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, who is joined … Read more

High Court considers application of gateways for service out of the jurisdiction to cryptoassets removed from the jurisdiction

A recent High Court decision suggests that there is some doubt as to the proper construction of the gateways allowing service out of the jurisdiction for claims relating to property in the jurisdiction, and for claims in constructive or resulting trust relating to assets within the jurisdiction. In particular, the decision suggests that it may … Read more

Class Actions in England and Wales podcast series: Episode 2 – Competition claims

In this podcast, Kim Dietzel, Stephen Wisking and Maura McIntosh discuss competition class actions under the Collective Proceedings Order regime in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), which allows claims to be brought on either an “opt-in” or “opt-out” basis. This is an area that has seen very significant growth over the past couple of years, … Read more