14 February 2022

Admissibility in collective actions in the Netherlands

Dennis Horeman

Dennis Horeman and Machteld de Monchy authored an article for Dutch law journal Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht on the admissibility phase under the WAMCA (Resolution of Mass Damage in Collective Actions Act).

The WAMCA established new rules for collective actions and was introduced on 1 January 2020. It splits proceedings in an admissibility phase and a merits phase. As part of the admissibility phase the court must summarily review whether the collective claim is not without merit. In their article, Dennis and Machteld argue that courts should take this review more seriously.

To find out why this would benefit all parties involved, please have a read. Feel free to reach out to Dennis or Machteld if you do not have access to the article.