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Country reports

Mexican Class Action Provisions Published

Our colleagues Prof. Manuel Gomez and Eugenio Cardenas have shared the news that the new Mexican Class Action Regulations have been published in the Mexico Federal Gazette, the last stage in the statutory process. The class action provisions will become effective in six months. We expect to post an English language summary of the provisions shortly. In the meantime, those of you who read Spanish can find the details at this link.

German KapMuG extended

Our colleague Prof. Axel Halfmeier shared this note on the extension of the German KapMuG procedure.

Lehman Brothers Litigation Against Citibank Belgium: An Update

Global Class Action Exchange member Stefaan Voet (U. Ghent) reports the recent settlement of mass litigation arising out of the Lehman Brothers collapse.

Italian Class Actions Eight Months In: The Driving Forces

NERA Economic Consulting recently published this report by senior researchers Drs. Renzo Comolli, Massimiliano De Santis and Francesco Lo Passo on early response to Italy's new class action law. For an abstract of the report, go to

Current Shareholders Claim Issues (September 2010)

John Walker of IMF (Australia) Ltd sends this report on the current status of third-party financing of securities class actions in Australia.

Trans-National Litigation: Dutch Developments

An overview of trans-national litigation under the Dutch Collective Settlement Act (WCAM) presented by Prof. Dr. Ianika Tzankova at the 4th International Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions, Miami, December 2010.

New Trends in Standing and Res Iudicata in Collective Suits -- Brazil Legislation

New Trends in Standing and Res Iudicata in Collective Suits - General Report: Civil Law (excerpted; focusing on Brazilian legislation)

Author: Ada Pellegrini Grinover

Group Litigation in Australia

Group Litigation in Australia - “Desperately Seeking” Effective Class Action Regimes (2007)


Group Litigation in Australia - Important Developments from December 2007 to November 2008

Author: Vince Morabito