This paper presents the main features of collective redress mechanisms in a number of selected legal systems outside Europe. From a comparative analysis it is shown that a number of features belonging to U.S. class action procedure are not taken in the collective redress mechanisms of several common law legal systems. At present the tendency in countries of Latin America seems to be in favor of development of different forms of collective litigation in competition law.
*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. I. The Expansion of Anglo-Saxon Class Action Models
1. In Europe, the debate on class actions in competition law is a highly topical subject. On 22 November last, the European Commissioner for Competition announced that the development of private actions is a "major focus" of European competition policy. The European Parliament, for its part, insisted on the fact that European consumers must be able to benefit effectively from the substantial rights that the European Union has granted them. Although there is still a long way to go, the European Commission's approach has at least had the merit of pushing some Member States to adopt new collective redress
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