15 November 2022

Class actions and settlements in the Netherlands

Dennis Horeman and Machteld de Monchy authored two chapters in the International Comparative Legal Guide - Class and Group Actions 2023.

In chapter 2 (available here) they discuss international class action settlements. The Netherlands is unique in its opt-out class actions settlement procedure at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. This procedure has been successfully used in several international matters, including global settlements in securities cases.

Chapter 22 (available here) is a Q&A on key aspects of Dutch class actions. Since the introduction of the WAMCA on 1 January 2020, opt-out class actions for monetary damages have been available in the Netherlands. This has arguably made the Netherlands the leading EU forum for collective redress. In this chapter, Dennis and Machteld answer some of the questions most commonly encountered in practice.

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