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...)


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.

Class Action Update Norway

Selma Taslaman, from the University of Bergen, sent us an update about the Norwegian class action regime.


Collective Actions in Turkey

Prof. Erdem Büyüksagis (Law Faculty Antalya International University) sent us an update about the state of collective actions in Turkey.


Collective Redress Discussed in German Electoral Campaign

Prof. Axel Halfmeier (Leuphana University) has sent us a short note on the current class action proposal in Germany and the related discussions.

An Empirical Study of Australia's Class Action Regimes, Fifth Report: The First Twenty-Five Years of Class Actions in Australia

Professor Vince Morabito of Monash University has published the fifth report of the results of his empirical study of Australian class action litigation. This report marks the 25th anniversary of Australia's first and most important class action regime.

An Overview of Class Actions in Argentina

Francisco Verbic (National University of La Plata Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) sent us an update on the state of class actions in Argentina.


Class Action Act Lithuania (English version)

Renata Juzikienè (Supreme Court Lithuania; Director of the Department of Legal Research and Review) provided us with an (unofficial) English translation of the 2015 Lithuanian Class Action Act.

Class Actions in New Zealand

Liesle Theron (Meredith Connell) provided us with an update about class action developments in New Zealand.


First Class Action Decision in France

Alexandre Biard (Avocat admitted to the Paris Bar, affiliated researcher at Erasmus University School of Law) sent us a note about the first class action decision in France (Confédération Nationale du Logement v. S.A. Immobilière 3F).

Class Action Developments in France

Alexandre Biard (Avocat admitted to the Paris Bar, affiliated researcher at Erasmus University School of Law) sent us a note about the recent class action developments in France.


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'.