The UK Parliament adopts a proposal for an opt-out regime from contingency fees in collective actions

Sharing Risk in Collective Actions* With legislation to introduce collective actions currently making its way through Parliament (see our previous blog here), we are pleased to welcome a guest blog from Elaine Whiteford of King & Wood Mallesons LLP and Oliver Gayner of Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. They highlight a litigation funding problem which will arise under the proposed new regime, and suggest an ingenious solution. Readers of this blog will be familiar with the Government’s announcement, following the conclusion last year of its consultation on private actions in competition law, that it intends to introduce an “opt out” regime for collective competition law actions. In brief, unless they specifically choose to opt out, UK-domiciled consumers and businesses

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  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (London)
  • IMF Bentham (Sydney)

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Elaine Whiteford, Oliver Gayner, The UK Parliament adopts a proposal for an opt-out regime from contingency fees in collective actions, 6 March 2014, e-Competitions March 2014, Art. N° 64494

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