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Collective Actions in the EU: The Past, the Present, the Future, Practical Law

March 2020

This article, written by partner Christina Renner and professional support lawyer Cécile Manong and published by Thomson Reuters, provides an overview of the different collective redress systems allowing EU citizens to bring a common action to stop a business practice infringing on their rights and to potentially obtain compensatory damages.

Collective redress has been a recurring source of assessment and initiatives in the European Union in the last couple of decades, and as of yet there is no fully fledged EU collective redress system. This article discusses the legislation as it stands today and examines the latest proposal for a system from the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the EU.

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