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BIICL collaboration with German Funder on Collective Redress Project

BIICL has recently worked with the German public body, the Gesellschaft fur internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a collective redress project....

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Germany - Collective Action Draft Bill

Draft Bill for collective actions...

Belgian legislation on collective redress

04/08/2014

The Belgian Law of 28 March 2014 introduces a new section in the Economic Law Code entitled actions for collective redress, also known as class actions. Prior to this Law Belgian law did not have a mechanism allowing a large number of claimants having suffered damages due to a common fault to collectively bring a claim.

It should be noted that only consumers can rely on the law to bring a claim and provided they allege that the defendant, i.e., a legal or natural person pursuing long- term economic aims, has infringed a contractual obligation or one of the 31 regulations or laws listed in the Law of 28 March 2014.