In an article published on our global class actions hub, Jaime de San Román, Fernando Gascón and Beltrán Díaz-Criado of our Madrid office consider the landscape of mass litigation in Spain, contrasting the two different approaches taken by the Spanish courts to deal with situations where a harmful event has affected a wide range of people or parties.

The article also looks at the potential impact of the EU Collective Redress Directive (Directive 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2020 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC), commenting that the Directive could be a good opportunity to rethink the system as a whole, for the benefit of both consumers and potential defendants.

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