Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 18: General update

In this 18th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we consider a significant recent decision on representative actions under CPR Part 19, cases on disclosure and judgments handed down under embargo, and a Supreme Court decision on unjust enrichment. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, … Read more

Italy to enact EU class action framework

The Italian Government has recently approved the draft legislative decree (Draft Bill) for the translation into domestic law of the EU Collective Redress Directive, The Draft Bill represents another step towards the strengthening of Italy’s collective action regime. It will amend the Italian Consumer Code to allow qualified entities to take representative actions to protect the … Read more

Bolstering class actions in Germany: The current state of play

The German Federal Ministry of Justice has introduced a first draft bill to enact the EU Collective Redress Directive, more than a month after a deadline to begin enacting the Directive at national level. The stakes are considerable, the Directive is the first attempt to usher in a region-wide framework for group action claims, a move seen … Read more

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

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