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The Global Class Actions Exchange is a companion to a series of international conferences on the worldwide spread of class actions, group proceedings and other forms of collective litigation that have been organized by Stanford Law School, the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Tilburg University. Since 2007, academicians, judges and lawyers interested in class actions and group litigation have gathered in Oxford, England (2007/2008); Sydney, Australia (2009); Miami, USA (2010); and the Hague, the Netherlands (2011), to share information and perspectives on the evolution of these new forms of litigation in their home countries. The Exchange is directed by Prof. Deborah Hensler of Stanford Law School.  (more...)

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Additional materials and updated reports will be added on a continuing basis. If you would like to contribute material to post on the Global Class Actions Exchange, please contact Professor Deborah Hensler at dhensler@stanford.edu.

NEW BOOK: Class Actions in Context. How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

In recent years collective litigation procedures have spread across the globe, accompanied by hot controversy and normative debate. Yet virtually nothing is known about how these procedures operate in practice. Based on extensive documentary and interview research, this volume presents the results of the first comparative investigation of class actions and group litigation 'in action'.

Class Action Developments in Europe

Prof Stefaan Voet (KU Leuven) sent us a brief overview of the recent class action developments in Europe, with particular attention to the 2013 EC Recommendation on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms.

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Class Actions in Belgium

Prof Stefaan Voet (KU Leuven) provided us with an overview of Belgium's new 2014 class action regime.

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New Thai Class Action Law

Arm Tungnirun (Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University) sent us a note about the new Thai class action law.

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Class Actions in Colombia

Everaldo Lamprea (Universidad de Los Andes) provided us with an update on the status of class actions in Colombia.

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Update on Polish Class Actions

Magdalena Tulibacka (adjunct professor Emory Law School and associate research fellow Centre for Socio-Legal Studies University of Oxford) sent us an elaborate update on the status of class actions in Poland.

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Class Actions in South Africa

Theo Broodryk (University of Stellenbosch) provided us with an overview of the current status of class actions in South Africa

Update on Mexican Class Actions

Prof Juan Carlos Marin Gonzalez (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)) and Rolando Garcia Miron (JSC Candidate Stanford Law School) sent us an update of the new Mexican class action regime.

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Class Actions in Chile: Update

Agustin Barroilhet (University of Chile Law School) sent us an elaborate update of the status of class actions in Chile.

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Class Actions in South Korea

Sujin Lee provided us with a country report about class actions in South Korea, including an overview of the cases brought to date.

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