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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.

Current Shareholders' Claims Issues

John Walker of IMF (Australia) Ltd sends this overview of the status of third-party funding for shareholders claims in that country.

Mexico Adopts A Class Action Procedure (July 29, 2010)

On July 29, 2010, an amendment to article 17 of the Mexican Constitution (on individual rights regarding access to justice - within the “Bill of Rights”) was published in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación – publication in the gazette is the final step in the federal legislative process), providing for class actions. Mexico’s federal Congress has a year to issue secondary legislation on how to regulate these collective actions.

4th International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation

Approximately 60 practitioners and academics from South and North America, Europe and Australia met at Florida International University Law School in Miami on Dec. 10 - 11, 2010 to share information, perspectives and research plans regarding class actions and other forms of collective litigation. Materials from the conference can be found under "case reports" filed by country and region.