Collective Redress in the EU

Date: 16 April 2020

Time: 09:00 am

Duration: 1,5 days

Location: ERA Conference Centre

Cost: 690 €, discounts available

Organiser: Academy of European Law

Web Link: https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=0fde9b8e43f431ad2f853c83a779b1a9af0ea09c00662143808276&_sprache=en&_bereich=artikel&_aktion=detail&idartikel=129249

Description:

Objective

Triggered by recent events, notably the Dieselgate scandal, collective redress is now back on the EU civil justice agenda. National laws and procedures for collective redress differ substantially in the Member States; this patchwork creates a justice gap for consumers in the EU. “We must urgently act to protect consumers”, said Geoffroy Didier, MEP, the rapporteur for the proposed Directive on representative actions.

This conference organised in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law will:

  • introduce the proposed EU Directive on representative action;
  • provide a platform for debate on topical issues of this key Directive;
  • analyse major case law of the CJEU and national Supreme Courts on collective redress;
  • look at the mismatch of EU law and collective redress;
  • present the most recent hands-on experience with collective redress;
  • debate funding issues, namely contingency fees and third-party funding.

Key topics

  • The proposed European instrument on representative actions;
  • Recent developments and best practices at national level;
  • Major CJEU and national jurisprudence in national and cross-border cases;
  • Funding and financing of collective actions.

Who should attend?

  • legal practitioners specialised in the field of consumer law and policy;
  • litigators who lead mass damage cases involving consumers, data protection or shareholders claims;
  • representatives of business and consumer organisations;
  • ministry officials;
  • academics.

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