24 May 2024

De Brauw publishes third edition of "Unlocking the WAMCA"

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All the latest developments around the WAMCA in one book, available to anyone who is interested.

Collective actions and settlements are on the rise in the Netherlands and around the world. The actions being filed by claim organisations range from data protection to consumer law, and competition law to environmental law. The Netherlands has traditionally been an attractive jurisdiction for claimants seeking collective redress. The entry into force of the Resolution of Mass Damage in Collective Action Act (known as the WAMCA) on 1 January 2020 only solidified this position. The WAMCA has transformed the Dutch collective action regime by allowing claims for monetary damages, introducing stricter admissibility requirements, and amending the procedure.

Despite the WAMCA having entered into force more than four years ago, how it applies in practice still raises many questions. To provide some much-needed clarity, our Mass Claims team has published a new edition of Unlocking the WAMCA: a practical guide to the new collective action regime in the Netherlands. In this third edition, they outline the key elements of the WAMCA and explain its application in practice, drawing on case law and De Brauw's extensive experience in collective disputes.

The guide can be downloaded here. If you would like a hard copy, please contact one of the experts below.