International

U.S.-style class/mass actions systems are spreading globally. European countries, including member states of the European Union and the UK, Israel, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico - to name a few - allow, or are considering introducing, some form of collective actions.

While these collective redress mechanisms are not identical to the U.S. class action system, they can create opportunities for similar abuses, such as settlements that unfairly benefit lawyers and funders, rather than claimants.

Click below for detailed information on our ongoing engagement outside the United States:

Australia

Canada

European Union

Netherlands

United Kingdom

01/01/2019

Suggested Resources

Research
  • Uncharted Waters: Analysis of TPLF in European Collective Redress

    Uncharted Waters: Analysis of TPLF in European Collective Redress

    October 15, 2019

    Third party litigation funding-the practice of hedge funds investing in litigation in exchange for a cut of the proceeds-has begun to take root in Europe. Unfortunately, an almost total lack of transparency and regulation means that even as its supporters promise greater "access to justice," TPLF threatens the integrity of European civil justice systems. This ILR research paper details the state of play for TPLF in Europe and around the world, and urges EU legislators to take up a number of specific reforms to protect consumers and businesses. Read More

  • A 'Fair Deal' for Consumers? An Update on EU Consumer Attitudes Towards Collective Actions and Litigation Funding

    A 'Fair Deal' for Consumers? An Update on EU Consumer Attitudes Towards Collective Actions and Litigation Funding

    July 11, 2018

    As the European Commission's proposal on collective actions (known as class actions in the United States) makes its way through the European Union's legislative process, it is important to assess EU consumer opinion of the proposal and the safeguards included (and not included) in the legislation. This survey captured the views of 5,097 consumers across five EU Member States. Read More


All Results for International

  1. Litigation Funders Join Together To Form Global Advocacy Group

    September 10, 2020 | News

    The twelve leading litigation finance firms have set up the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) according to a report on Law.com.... Read More

  2. Study: Mass Tort Plaintiffs Paying Dearly For Loans, Regulation Needed

    September 01, 2020 | News

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  3. TPLF, Short-Seller Use Undermines Securities Class Actions

    August 26, 2020 | News

    Two factors in the securities class action arena are exacerbating the potential for conflicts of interest according to an expert analysis by Nessim Mezrahi in Law 360. ... Read More

  4. Australian Government Sued Over Sovereign Bond Climate Change-Related Disclosures

    August 21, 2020 | News

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  5. Funding Disclosure Litigation Deserves Its Own Lockdown

    August 03, 2020 | News

    Last month, a Parliamentary Joint Committee in Australia held hearings on litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry with one more coming today, according to an op-ed in the Australian Financial Review.... Read More

  6. Australian Business Group Backs Class Action Reform

    July 31, 2020 | News

    Earlier this week, Ai Group, an Australian business group, pushed for stronger class action laws to address the soaring cost of directors' and officers' (D&O) insurance, according to a report in Insurance News. Au. ... Read More

  7. The Dark Side Of Class Actions In Australia

    July 27, 2020 | News

    A recent op-ed by a senior executive at an ASX top 20 company in the Australian Financial Review discusses the darker side of class actions that has emerged as a result of changes to the country's Corporations Act in 2001. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - July 23, 2020

    July 23, 2020 | News

    Judge Won't Toss U.S. Chamber's Challenge To New Jersey Law Barring Mandatory Arbitration... Read More

  9. ILR Briefly: Third Party Litigation Funding in Qui Tam False Claims Act

    July 17, 2020 | Research

    In addition to investing in portfolios of private lawsuits, third party litigation funders have started financing qui tam False Claims Act cases brought on behalf of the U.S. government. The catch is that up until very recently, the government had no insight into whether funders were involved or the level of control they exerted. That changed in June 2020, when the Department of Justice announced a policy change to start shedding some light on this opaque practice.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - July 7, 2020

    July 07, 2020 | News

    ICYMI: DOJ Eyes Requirement That False Claims Act Whistleblowers Disclose Litigation Funding... Read More