• Collective Redress - EU-style Class Actions One Step Closer
  • February 17, 2011 | Authors: Georg M. Berrisch; Peter W.L. Bogaert; Roger Enock
  • Law Firms: Covington & Burling LLP - Brussels Office ; Covington & Burling LLP - London Office
  • The European Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation to explore proposals for facilitating collective claims by EU citizens. The consultation poses 34 questions and represents the latest attempt by the Commission to make it easier for citizens to obtain redress for breaches of their rights under EU law. If the EU eventually adopts legislation on collective redress, this could lead to a dramatic change in the Dispute Resolution landscape for corporations.