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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.

German KapMuG extended

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

Class Actions Legislation in Germany

Selected text of Germany's legislation on class actions:

  1. Act on the Initiation of Model Case Proceedings in respect of Investors in the Capital Markets  [Act on Model Case Proceedings in Disputes under Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets Model Case Act – KapMuG)]
  2. Gesetz über Unterlassungsklagen bei Verbraucherrechts- und anderenVerstößen (in German)
  3. Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb UWG (in German)