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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.


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IMPORTANT NOTE


Important note
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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