Frederick Rielaender, ‘Aligning the Brussels Regime with the Representative Actions Directive’

European private international law has long been recognised as improperly set up to deal with cross-border collective redress. In light of this shortcoming, it seems unfortunate that the private international law implications of the Representative Actions Directive (Directive (EU) No 2020/1828) have not yet been addressed coherently by the European legislator. This article examines to what extent the policy of promoting collective redress can be supported, even if only partially, through a reinterpretation of the jurisdictional rules of the Brussels Ia Regulation. Furthermore, it discusses which legislative measures need to be adopted to better accommodate collective redress mechanisms within the Brussels regime.

Frederick Rielaender, Aligning the Brussels Regime with the Representative Actions Directive, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Published online by Cambridge University Press: 11 November 2021.

First posted 2021-11-13 16:00:05

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