The Dutch Parliament passes a legislation that will enable opt-out damages claims in relation to a broad range of causes of action including antitrust infringements and those based on violations of consumer, environmental, and data protection laws

As part of a larger trend in Europe, the Dutch Parliament has passed legislation that will enable opt-out damages claims in relation to a broad range of causes of action, including antitrust infringements and those based on violations of consumer, environmental, and data protection laws. The law is widely expected to come into force on 1 January 2020. The rationale for change In March of this year, the Dutch legislature passed legislation facilitating the introduction of opt-out damages claims in the Netherlands, in the form of the Wet Afwikkeling Massaschade in een Collectieve Actie (the “WAMCA”). Pre-WAMCA (and as the position stands at the time of writing), collective redress in the Netherlands is possible in one of three ways – each with its own clear limitations. First, a

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Lucy Rigby, Samantha Derksen, The Dutch Parliament passes a legislation that will enable opt-out damages claims in relation to a broad range of causes of action including antitrust infringements and those based on violations of consumer, environmental, and data protection laws, 20 March 2019, e-Competitions March 2019, Art. N° 96445

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