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World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions


ISBN13: 9780199730247
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £165.00



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Class action and other group litigation procedures are increasingly being adopted in jurisdictions throughout the world, as more countries deal with the realities of increased globalization and access to information. As a result, attorneys and their clients face the ever-expanding prospect of a class or group action outside their home jurisdictions.

World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe is a guide for attorneys and their clients on the procedures available for class, group, and representative actions throughout the world. It helps lawyers navigate and develop strategies for litigation and risk management in the course of doing business abroad, or even in doing business locally in a way that impacts interests abroad. Part I of the book provides a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction survey of the class action, group, collective, derivative, and other representative action procedures available across the globe. Each chapter is written from a local perspective, by an attorney familiar with the laws, best practices, legal climate, and culture of the jurisdiction. Part II provides guidance from the perspective of international attorneys practicing in foreign jurisdictions and the art of counseling and representing clients in international litigation. It also covers a variety of topics related to transnational, multi-jurisdictional, and class or collective actions that involve international issues and interests. Each chapter offers practice tips and cultural insights helpful to an attorney or litigant facing a dispute in a particular part of the world. Many of the chapters introduce key books, treatises, articles, or other reference materials to foster further research. Its focus on international class and group litigation law from a practitioner's perspective makes World Class Actions an essential guide for the lawyer or client.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA, Courts and Procedure
Contents:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION

PART I - MULTI-PARTY AND REPRESENTATIVE ACTION SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD
1. The United States
2. Canada
3. Latin America
4. Representative Actions and Proposed Reforms in the European Union
5. United Kingdom
6. Denmark
7. Sweden
8. Finland
9. Norway
10. Germany
11. Austria
12. Switzerland
13. Belgium
14. The Netherlands
15. Spain
16. Portugal
17. France
18. Italy
19. Russia
20. Israel
21. South Africa
22. Australia
23. The Asia-Pacific Region
24. Collective Actions in China
25. India

PART II - SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CLASS ACTION LAW 770
26. Prosecuting Class Actions and Group Litigation
27. Multijurisdictional and Transnational Class Litigation: Lawsuits Heard 'Round the World' 888
28. International Class Action Notice
29. International Class Actions Under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act 992
30. International Class Arbitration 1011
31. Representing Clients in Litigation Abroad

TABLE OF CASES
INDEX