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Collective Redress in the EU

  • The New Directive on Representative Actions for the Protection of Collective Interests of Consumers

Online, 1 June 2021 – 2 June 2021
Languages:
(simultaneous interpretation)
Event number:
121D80e

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Background

Triggered by recent mass-harm scandals with cross-border implications, notably Dieselgate, the truck cartel, misleading financial information and others, the EU legislator has become active. 

After many years of negotiation, Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of 25 November 2020 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (RAD) entered into force on 24 December 2020.

This Directive allows qualified entities to seek remedy against trader violations in areas such as financial and investment services, data protection, travel and tourism, energy, telecommunications, environment, digital services and health.

Objective

This online conference will serve as a platform for discussing the key issues when implementing this new Directive.

This conference will:

  • give an in-depth analysis of the EU Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers
  • discuss the different options of implementation in the Member States
  • present the legal requirements for qualified entities and their information duties
  • focus on key issues like the conditions for qualified entities, both for domestic and cross-border cases, injunctive and redress measures, opt-in and opt-out, financing and third-party funding, evidence, remedies, and effects of the decision
  • explain the recent CJEU case law on mass claims
  • show the interplay of EU Regulations (Brussels Ibis, Rome II) and the Representative Actions Directive
  • raise a discussion on parallel actions in mass claims, lis pendens and forum shopping

Who should attend?

Legal practitioners specialised in the field of consumer law and policy; litigators who lead mass damage cases involving consumers, data protection or shareholders’ claims; representatives of business and consumer organisations; judges; ministry officials; academics.

Interactive online conference

The conference will be hosted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The highest security settings will be applied. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-level speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive experience.

Fees in €:
Standard
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Consumer organisations
Registration
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
  • 10 % by 01.05.2021
Discounts available
  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.
  • Young lawyers and other groups
    Young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions.
  • Consumer organisations
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.


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Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the online event. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.

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