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The EU Commission proposes a new harmonized approach to collective redress such as group or class actions

Despite 20 years of robust legislative activity in the field of consumer protection and the 2013 European Commission recommendation on collective redress mechanisms, a harmonized approach to collective redress such as group or class actions does not exist throughout the European Union. That may change if the European Commission’s “New Deal for Consumers” is adopted; the legislative package, published on April 11, 2018, introduces, in a proposal for a directive, an EU-wide compensatory redress mechanism to protect the collective interests of consumers. The proposed directive is currently being discussed by the European Council, in particular its Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information, and member states are providing their opinions. The Commission cited large-scale

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Frankfurt)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

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Anke C. Sessler, Bruce Macaulay, Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters, Anna Grunseit, The EU Commission proposes a new harmonized approach to collective redress such as group or class actions , 11 April 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2018, Art. N° 88016

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